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NOVA's Gross science: The Tongue-Eating Parasite

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Published on Feb 26, 2013

This parasite crawls into a fish's mouth and replaces its tongue. Enough said.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Produced, edited, and animated by
Anna Rothschild

Production Assistant
Allison Eck

Special Thanks
Stefanie Kaiser

Original Footage
© WGBH Educational Foundation 2013

ADDITIONAL MEDIA CREDITS

(Ceratothoa sp in Blacktail)
Host: Diplodus sargus sargus (common names: blacktail or white seabream)
Locality: Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa
© Nico Smit

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