Fish that has a tongue parasite by Ed Brown (7 images)

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This may look like a picture of just one fish but if you look a little closer there is a second creature hiding.

Photographer Ed Brown photographed the saddleback clownfish, while he was diving, as it swam underwater with an unwanted guest in its mouth.

The tiny isopod parasite, which can be spotted just by its two small black eyes, entered the fish through its gills before cutting the blood vessels in its tongue, causing it to fall out, and replacing it with its own body.

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