The Fish Louse parasite

The Fish Louse parasite

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Credit: WIM VAN EGMOND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Fish Louse (Argulus foliaceus) is a parasite equipped with two suckers that enable the flat freshwater crustacean to attach itself to its fish host. Between the suckers is the proboscis-like mouth that it uses for feeding. Darkfield, LM X63

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