Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: candiru

  • What can the candiru (Vandellia cirrhosa) do?

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Lateral view of the candiru Paracanthopoma sp. in field aquarium. From Jansen Zuanon and Ivan Sazima, “Free meals on long-distance cruisers: the vampire fish rides giant catfishes in the Amazon,” Biota Neotropica 5, no. 1 (2005), via ResearchGate. CC BY-NC 4.0. “[N]o one has stepped forward to observe the candiru’s life…