Animal of the day – 2/07/2011 – The Branchura

Fish Lice

The animal of the day is the Branchura aka the Fish Lice. (Did you know: They leave their hosts for up to three weeks in order to mate and lay eggs, and reattach afterwards behind the fish’s operculum, where they feed on mucus and sloughed-off scales, or pierce the skin and feed on the internal fluids

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