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#1 maractwin

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:40 AM

On a recent trip to Lembeh, I photographed this Shorthead Fangblenny, Petroscirtes breviceps, living in a bottle. 

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Looking at the photo later, I see some banded worms on the fish.  Two large ones on the belly, and smaller ones on top of the head and on the chin.  Any idea what they are?

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#2 JimSwims

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:14 PM

Looks to me like marine Leeches, Piscicolidae.

 

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#3 Leslie

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:18 AM

Yup, leeches.