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Tongue Eating Isopod

Cymothoa exigua Schioedte & Meinert 1884

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Cymothoa exigua (Tongue Eating Isopod) is a species of isopods in the family tongue biters. They are found in marine habitat.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
  • Definition: An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Tongue-Eating Isopod. View this species on GBIF