Anchor Worm. This nasty piece of work is actually a parasitic crustacean, a copepod which uses its antlers to keep itself firmly anchored deep within the flesh of a fish. There, they can feast on blood and other fluids almost directly from their host’s internal organs.

Anchor Worm. This nasty piece of work is actually a parasitic crustacean, a copepod which uses its antlers to keep itself firmly anchored deep within the flesh of a fish. There, they can feast on blood and other fluids almost directly from their host’s internal organs.

  1. smilingmonkeys reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  2. charles-the-bald reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  3. joethehoe reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  4. japesofwrath reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  5. whataslothsoundslike reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  6. tidalice reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  7. qima reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  8. taras-bulbasaur reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  9. giraffecaracal reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures and added:
    Nature you scary!
  10. 9novembre reblogged this from oceanportal
  11. oceanportal reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures and added:
    It’s only the females that are parasitic: after mating, she digs into a fish and transforms into a worm-like appendage...
  12. tehamazingmomo reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  13. stank-face reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  14. they-stole-my-robot reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  15. queen-wienerlooks reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures and added:
    cooooooooooooooooooool
  16. faizebeleth reblogged this from fyeah-seacreatures
  17. fyeah-seacreatures reblogged this from realmonstrosities
  18. werewolfulrich reblogged this from realmonstrosities and added:
    Nature is lovely, isn’t it?
  19. realmonstrosities posted this