Parasite found in fish mouth, tongue formed by eating tongue

Parasite found in fish mouth, tongue formed by eating tongue
How would you like to think that if a Parasite takes its place by eating your tongue and always remains in your mouth, is it not scary? But this is true. There is such a Parasite that eats the tongue and stays at the same place throughout its life. They actually live in the mouth of the fish. Recently, a student has caught one such fish, in whose mouth this Parasite was clearly visible. This parasite had eaten half of his tongue.

27-year-old Don Marks was fishing in Cape Aghulus near Cape Town, South Africa. A six-pound fish was caught in his fork. Don Marks took out the fish. As he was removing the thorn from the fish's mouth, he was surprised to see her tongue. Because he had never seen such a thing before. While Don himself is a student of Marine Biology. He immediately took pictures of her and made a video.

Don sent pictures of this fish to Professor Nico Smit of North-West University. The professor was also surprised. Because never before was a photograph of such a parasite taken. At least not in the way that it is affixed to the tongue of the fish. Niko said that despite being a marine biologist, I have only seen parasites with sharks and sea fish, but have never seen such parasites.

Don said that I did not even see such a parasite. It was hidden inside the mouth of the fish. It has blue eyes and a mustache. It was staring at me while I was taking pictures of it. Typically, tongue-eating insects only prey on fishes. These parasites have deceived scientists for many years.

Professor Nico Smit said that these parasites enter the body through fish gills. After that, eat his tongue slowly and end it. And instead of his tongue, he sticks to himself. These parasites spend their entire life in the mouth of the fish.

Niko says scientists have known about the tongue-eating parasite for decades, but an in-depth study has been launched soon. Research is being conducted about the life cycle and behavior of these parasites in these studies. The life of most of the tongue-eating parasites begins as males. They roam the sea in search of fish.

So far 280 species of tongue-eating parasites have been discovered. But all this attacks a species of fish. As soon as the parasite feels that it has found the right fish, it makes a place in its mouth and sits there for a lifetime. This parasite cuts the veins of the tongue from its front toes and drinks blood from it.

When the parasite moves into the mouth of the fish, it takes the form of a male to female. His body grows manifold. His claws and teeth also become large and pointed. At this time, the parasite's eyes are of no use, so they often look like lost sleep. When the tongue of the fish runs out, it sticks to the lower part of the tongue.

According to a 1983 research paper, these parasites perform the mechanical function of fish tongues. When the fish hunt, they help to press the prey into the upper part of the fish's mouth. During this time, they also eat food. It is the only parasite in the world that eats and organizes its prey.

If a male parasite enters the fish and sees that it already has a female parasite, it clings to the fish gills. He spends his entire life in a fish gill. The male parasite enters the fish and forms a relationship with the female parasite. The parasitic babies born there cling to the gills forever. Or get out of the body of the fish and find new prey for themselves.

Whenever you see a weak fish, understand that one or more parasites are present in its body, which are drinking its blood. It has been observed in laboratories that when the fish dies, these parasites come out from inside its body. Even after dying, they stick on the head or the outer parts of the body for a few days.

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