by simon baird

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The fish tongue parasite

At first you might think this is the fish's worst nightmare. Mummy fishes scare their children by telling them stories about the nasty tongue grub, perhaps to get them to brush their teeth. But actually I reckon the fish is into it. He can scare away other fish by opening his mouth really wide and have his tongue yell at them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been finding these in the mouth of perch in Corpus Christi, TX USA (Packery Channel)