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- noun zoology Any member of the Cymothoidae.
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A team of scientists from Brazil has studied parasitism by another cymothoid parasite called Riggia paranensis, which apparently exhibits something known as "parasitic castration".
Catfish expert Ian Fuller found this similarly disgusting cymothoid parasite (pictured above and below) in the gut of a dead Corydoras.