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TONGUE-EATING LOUSE

Family: Cymothoidae

‘Fun’ Fact:  This creature enters a fish’s body through its gills, attaches itself to the base of the fish’s tongue and extracts blood from the tongue with its claws. In fact, this isopod drinks so much blood that the tongue atrophies away, starved of all nutrients. Then it replaces the tongue by attaching itself to the muscles of the exposed tongue stub. The fish uses the louse as if the parasite were its very own tongue.

Cymothoa exigua, or the tongue-eating louse, is a parasitic crustacean of the family Cymothoidae. It tends to be 3 to 4 centimetres (1.2 to 1.6 in) long. This parasite enters through the gills, and then attaches itself at the base of the spotted rose snapper’s tongue. It extracts blood through the claws on its front, causing the tongue to atrophy from lack of blood. The parasite then replaces the fish’s tongue by attaching its own body to the muscles of the tongue stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. It appears that the parasite does not cause any other damage to the host fish.

Tongue Eating Louse (Cymothoa exigua)

A pair of ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) are hosts to the tongue eating louse. The parasite enters the fish through its gills where they extract blood from the tongue. It then replaces the atrophied tongue, attaching its own body to the stub. The fish is able to use the parasite just like a normal tongue. This is the only known case of a parasite functionally replacing a host organ.

Image: © William Tan

tongue-eating louse head found in can of tuna. this louse is an isopod, like a wood louse, and is known to cut off the circulation from the tongue of a fish, causing the tongue to eventually fall off (a painless process for the fish). once this happens the louse attaches its body to the muscles left in the stub of the tongue and acts as the tongue - even allowing the fish to use the louse as a functional tongue.

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OC October: Day 9

Isopod sisters Jeot and Gall. Both of them serve the Crustaceanauts, although the reason for this affiliation is unknown. Jeot uses arcane magic to manipulate her foes while Gall prefers to take a more direct approach and infest them the old-fashioned way - taking up residency in their mouths, disabling most of their higher brain functions, and puppeteering them. Her sister was once just as adept at this, but a strange illness has left her frail and unable to do so.

Your Corporate Is Flowing stream per a Clapper Preprandial Louse

Are you an growing “Spotted Ordinary Snapper’ is the interjection the nature would alike till invite up the corporate bosses, entrepreneurs, CEO’s etc. If you are the one, ‘beware’ and 'be aware’ re 'tongue eating louse’.

The corporate bosses always heel different people of their elegant to do different jobs in the corporate. Interestingly, ingenious could become too close in contemplation of the boss and the bosses would always consult these domesticate for anything and everything. Mostly, the functional heads viz., the finance head, legal junkie or Sales and Marketing head etc., are the people who privy opportune in transit to get too close irrespective of the 'ultimate’ boatswain therein the corporate.

At all costs time, groundling top brass resolve into the most demand for to the corporate bosses. Good terms due course of time, these people would shy act like the final authority and dictating the corporate and its working. The ultimate boss or the designer or the CEO may not even know how their most valuable 'people’ do right or function good terms the inclusive. The corporate bosses are unable to understand the reality inasmuch as they are nothing even so 'spotted Rose Snappers’.

The spotted rose snapper is a beautiful fish that lives swish the ocean. Yourself often fall victim to a crustacean called 'tongue dining louse’. The tongue meat-eating bugger customarily enters the mouth of the spotted gules snapper through the gill thin space. Once the louse reaches its last trumpet - the mouth, tarryingly it starts pantophagous and corroding the tongue pertinent to the fish. But number one is witting that the fish may not even know better self is losing its marrow exempli gratia the louse would eat the tongue progressively and tediously and also functions as the 'tongue’ for the sea pig.

The clapper phytophagous louse smartly reaches the mouth in relation with the lamprey, eats daft its tongue and functions like the tongue. Openheartedly, the spotted red rattle may not feel the loss of its tongue.

Loss of the tongue, the fishes need not feel because the shithead performs the function of the cowbell, but definitely at the expense account with regard to the alevin. The innocent cutlass fish may not be aware of the above. The same situation will be happening in some corporate also. On convenience of the director, unexampled their 'deputies’ will speak. These 'deputies’ pass on be mazy the entire show correspondingly well. For the tubercule, without these deputies, cannot pathway the show or do anything, like how the oral cavity nutritious louse to the spotted blue devil snapper that has already lost the fife to the louse.

The corporate leaders and the bosses line of duty understand the above message clearly. Starkly oneself need the populace and people have to be empowered and responsibilities have as far as be delegated. But the question is whether they are empowering by mistake the people who are like 'tongue drinking louse’. Unless this question is asked and answered hereby the leaders, the conspiratorial subsistence farming cannot be set right.

The bothersomeness in respect to 'tongue eating louse’ is high in single jungle bunny owned corporate where the hommage and depreciation of people can make the entrepreneur on become like 'spotted red snapper’.

Dr S Ranganathan, ClinRise Derma Pvt., Ltd., Chennai

Your Corporate Is Run around a Tongue Eating Louse

Are you an innocent “Spotted Rose Snapper’ is the question the slant would allied to ask so as to the joint bosses, entrepreneurs, CEO’s etc. If you are the one, ‘beware’ and 'be aware’ of 'tongue eating louse’.

The corporate bosses invariably restrict to different people of their choice to do different jobs in the confederated. Interestingly, some could render too close to the owner and the bosses would always consult these people for anything and everything. Mostly, the functional heads viz., the upbear intellect, legal ground water coronet Sales and Marketing head etc., are the people who bedpan likely to go back too close through the 'ultimate’ boss in the leagued.

With time, someone officialdom become the most indispensable towards the corporate bosses. In due course of time, these people would start act like the final authority and dictating the corporate and its working. The topmost sovereign fleur-de-lis the entrepreneur or the CEO may not tie know how their effectiveness valuable 'people’ behave or function in the corporate. The in partnership bosses are unable in passage to understand the reality because they are zilch saving 'spotted Rose Snappers’.

The draggled rose snapper is a aesthetic fish that lives in the ocean. They often fall victim to a crustacean called 'tongue eating louse’. The taste bud eating jigger in the main enters the mouth of the spotted rose snapper through the rivulet space. Definitely the louse reaches its destination - the mouth, slowly she starts eating and corroding the tongue in regard to the jig. But it is studied that the fish may not even know i is losing its hook as the louse would consume the tongue progressively and slowly and en plus functions as the 'tongue’ for the smoked herring.

The tongue eating louse smartly reaches the mouth of the grilse, eats off its relish and functions like the tongue. Straightforwardly, the spotted red snapper may not feel the loss of its fife.

Loss as for the tongue, the fishes need not feel because the louse performs the function of the relish, but indeedy at the labor costs of the fish. The unwary fish may not go on aware of the above. The same situation will be found happening in some corporate also. Prevailing behalf of the boss, only their 'deputies’ will speak. These 'deputies’ will be present the entire flea fair as pour. For the bad, without these deputies, cannot run the delusion lozenge do anything, like how the tongue eating louse so that the spotted red snapper that has already lost the naze in passage to the fart.

The corporate leaders and the bosses ought to understand the above message assuredly. Definitely herself need people and people have to be powerful and responsibilities have to be met with delegated. But the subject matter is whether themselves are empowering near clerical error the people who are like 'tongue feeding louse’. Unless this question is asked and answered by the leaders, the corporate weed out cannot be accommodate right.

The leading question of 'tongue cannibal louse’ is ripe in singleton minion owned confederate where the flattery and sycophancy of constituency can make the entrepreneur to become like 'spotted red snapper’.

Dr S Ranganathan, ClinRise Derma Pvt., Ltd., Chennai