Fish swims into penis

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The definition of candiru differs between authors. The word has been used to refer to only Vandellia cirrhosa , the entire genus Vandellia , the subfamily Vandelliinae , or even the two subfamilies Vandelliinae and Stegophilinae. Although some candiru species have been known to grow to a size of 40 centimetres 16 in in length, others are considerably smaller. These smaller species are known for an alleged tendency to invade and parasitise the human urethra ; however, despite ethnological reports dating back to the late 19th century, [5] the first documented case of the removal of a candiru from a human urethra did not occur until , and even that incident has remained a matter of controversy. Candirus are small fish. Members of the genus Vandellia can reach up to 17 cm 7 in in standard length , [6] but some others can grow to around 40 cm 16 in.

Would the candiru fish really eat your genitals?

Candiru - Wikipedia

The Amazon Basin harbors an amazing amount of biodiversity. Here, freshwater dolphins and bull sharks make their home with vicious piranha and mammoth anacondas and a plethora of other species. Covering some 7 million square kilometers 2. Case in point: The Candiru.

Fact or Fiction? The Urethra Invading Candiru Fish

Among the many legends of strange, dangerous creatures that haunt the Amazon, the story of the Candiru fish stands out. The Candiru fish Vandellia cirrhosa is a small catfish purported to enter the, ahem, intimate orifices of unfortunate people who urinate into Amazonian waterways. Supposedly, the fish mistakes urine for water expelled from the gills of marine life. To the extreme agony of the unlucky person, the Candiru swims up… into their genitals.
Wikimedia Commons The candiru fish, in an drawing. Of all of the beasts that prowl the Amazon , none is more feared by the locals than the candiru. A river monster feared even above the dreaded piranha; the candiru waits for its unsuspecting prey to step into the river before latching onto it. This little fishy packs a punch.