Image: Scad with tongue biter

Scad with tongue biter

Head of a tropical scad (family Carangidae) with a tongue biter (Ceratothoa sp) on the floor of the mouth. The operculum has been removed to reveal the parasite and the gills.

Roger Springthorpe
© Australian Museum

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Scad, Tongue biter, Ceratothoa,