Daily Photo Tongue Louse – POTD

February 4th, 2022 • uwt

Daily Photo Tongue Louse – Your Worst Nightmare Comes True

One of the worst nightmares a person can have is having a parasite take over your tongue! Although this sounds like something from a dream, it is all too real in the ocean. Lice and other parasites are very common lifeforms in every ocean, including around coral reefs. One of the most disturbing looking examples has to be the Tongue Louse that takes over the mouth of anemonefish. This disturbing looking combination seems to be very common in muck diving areas such as the Lembeh Strait. Have you ever spotted one of these “aliens”?

Daily Photo Tongue Louse


Daily Photo Tongue Louse – Photo taken in Manado Bay, North Sulawesi. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Indonesia, please join us for a photo workshop there in July 2022.