Tongue-eating bug

powdermonkey

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A gross creature which gobbles up a fish's tongue and then replaces it with its own body has been found in Britain for the first time.
The bug - which has the scientific name cymothoa exigua - was discovered inside the mouth of a red snapper bought from a London fishmonger.

The 3.5cm creature had grabbed onto the fish's tongue and slowly ate away at it until only a stub was left.

It then latched onto the stub and became the fish's \"replacement tongue\".[/b]

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Fred

It will soon attack the humans :D
 


powdermonkey

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But don't be too freaked out - scientists say the creature does not pose any threat to humans and only attaches itself to fish tongues.[/b]
 

Suraj

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yeah....but i think they need a test case to check it on humans. somebody should offer their tongue.
 

St0le

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guys lets Name the little thing....before scientist do!i will them"tongue-y thingies!" ;)
 


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