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Fish found with parasite that eats its tongue and then becomes its tongue
23/10/2021 01:27 PM | Click to read full article
An unusual case of a parasite eating a fish's tongue and then becoming its tongue was observed at Galveston Island State Park in the US state of Texas earlier this week.
Officials at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department took a picture of the fish and posted it on Facebook. The parasite detaches the fish's tongue and then attaches itself to the fish's mouth to become the tongue and feed on the fish's mucus.