#Original #GIFS #Funny #Picdumps #Animals #Creative #Photography #History #Celebs #Tech #Movies #Music


#News #Science #Interesting #Space #Sports #TVShows #SciFi #Memes #Gaming #Quotes #Sexy #Ask
PROTIP:  Press the and keys to navigate the slideshow.
Report this topic to moderators This post already reported
-3Remove
-2Remove
-1Remove
+124
+1Remove
+2Remove
+3Remove
Views: 119002
Posted: 2009-09-09 05:43:52

Responses (21) // Sorted by points

  • ninjapoptart - replied 2010-01-03 19:47:32
    +7
    Big post from Wikipedia but I thought it would shed a little more light on this bad boy

    "This parasite enters through the gills, and then attaches itself at the base of the spotted rose snapper's (Lutjanus guttatus) tongue. It then proceeds to extract blood through the claws on its front and less blood reaches the tongue, and eventually the organ atrophies from lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish's tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. It appears that the parasite does not cause any other damage to the host fish. Once C. exigua replaces the tongue, some feed on the host's blood and many others feed on fish mucus. This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host organ. It is currently believed that C. exigua are not harmful to humans unless picked up alive, in which case they can bite."
    Reply
    Report
    • CrazyJay - replied 2010-10-20 11:44:05
      +7
      the more you know2 - the tongue eating louse is a gross parasite living in a fish’s mouth
      Reply
      Report
  • Naugron - replied 2010-10-04 10:21:24
    +2
    It's like:
    alien from the movie
    Reply
    Report
  • Luke8D - replied 2011-10-16 13:02:24
    +2
    That's a very nice tongue you have there...
    Reply
    Report
  • Math - replied 2009-09-09 13:40:10
    +1
    Gross!
    Reply
    Report
  • Spasm - replied 2009-09-10 03:12:40
    +1
    biggest parasites i have ever seen
    Reply
    Report
  • SuDoku - replied 2009-09-10 04:06:40
    +1
    I was eating my lunch.. lol
    Nasty.
    Reply
    Report
  • frostdigi - replied 2009-09-10 06:45:51
    +1
    dude that's sick
    Reply
    Report
  • paci3346 - replied 2009-09-10 12:45:08
    +1
    I'm gonna go to the bathroom and hurl now...
    Reply
    Report
  • willwhite007 - replied 2009-09-10 15:13:40
    +1
    OMG ---- What waters are they native to ?
    Reply
    Report
    • ninjapoptart - replied 2010-01-03 19:48:08
      +1
      Off the coast of California :0
      Reply
      Report
  • pittsburgesse - replied 2009-09-10 16:15:17
    +1
    digsting
    Reply
    Report
  • md2297 - replied 2009-09-11 07:37:29
    +1
    oh wow...basically like a painful blowjob...but on your tongue...lol
    Reply
    Report
  • suckots - replied 2009-09-11 12:25:10
    +1
    wtf!!!
    Reply
    Report
  • christina - replied 2010-01-03 19:25:36
    +1
    the big one cant be real it looks like some sort of shell fish like lobster
    Reply
    Report
  • TheComedian - replied 2010-04-26 14:20:41
    +1
    Very informitive post!
    Reply
    Report
  • BrittanyW - replied 2010-10-02 18:50:44
    +1
    So what type of fish would the really big one come from? sheesh!!
    Reply
    Report
  • jakematsui - replied 2010-10-20 11:21:45
    +1
    That sends shivers down my spine
    Reply
    Report
  • CrazyJay - replied 2010-10-20 11:45:58
    +1
    I don't care how gross it it. I think it's fucking awesome. =D
    Reply
    Report
  • dumden - replied 2012-01-03 08:11:15
    +1
    i can see how this can be very therapeutic for some people with foul tongues.
    Reply
    Report

Leave a reply

Upload files