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Parasite on a Rhinopias

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Ok, these things always fascinate me...

 

Anyone know the latin of this parasite?

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Big old nasty isopod. Can't identify it from the photo but the most typical parasites with that look are in the genera Anilocra and Nerocila. Some species attach for a nice hot blood meal then drop off, others stay attached, & yet other species attach then eat their way into the fish.

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Thanks Leslie :)

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