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Living tongue
By atchoum (Translasted by Minizyl) - Aug. 2, 2011   


There is a shellfish which does not only parasite a fish but literally replace its tongue. This is the only known case of complete replacement of an organ.

Details:

The Cymothoa exigua (not easy to come out with at a party) gets inside the mouth of the Red Snapper through the gills. It sticks to the tongue and drains the blood out of it as it grows, causing the tongue to slowly atrophy. The parasite finally replaces completely (physically and functionally) the missing organ. The fish is then capable of using its “new tongue” normally. From this point on, the parasite does not cause any more harm to the host, and feeds only on the mucus the fish exudes.

Sources:

Wikipedia – Cymothoa exigua
BBC.co.uk – Tongue-eating bug found in fish


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stackzedwardz68
stackzedwardz68 - Feb. 4, 2012 - 05:43 - (link to the comment)

whoa ! that’s ill



neron
neron - Feb. 19, 2013 - 19:20 - (link to the comment)

That’s sick! :$



moreno
moreno - July 3, 2013 - 11:12 - (link to the comment)

It is sick



love_live_life
love_live_life - Sept. 15, 2013 - 19:10 - (link to the comment)

Thats soo strange. Sick!



Eliwizard321
Eliwizard321 - Jan. 25, 2014 - 17:48 - (link to the comment)

That’s so weird



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