candiru


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candiru

(ˌkændɪˈruː)
n
a tiny parasitic freshwater catfish of the Amazon region
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The list goes on and on, including vampire finches, hood mocking birds, horseflies, deer flies, vampire moths, bed bugs, mites, lice, leeches, lampreys, torpedo snails, a small, transparent catfish in the Amazon River called a candiru, and more.
The water also contains candiru, known as vampire fish which, leech-like, gorge on blood.
Along with piranhas, a nasty eel-like creature called a Candiru, nicknamed the "vampire fish", lurks in the waters of the River Amazon, the Daily Star reported.
En internet me entere del cuidado que debe tenerse en algunas aguas de la selva donde no solo hay piranas, sino que habita el temido candiru, un pez bastante agresivo que tiene la desagradable costumbre de introducirse por el pene o la vagina y cuando se instala se sujeta con una especie de garfios a las paredes de los organos, poniendo en peligro el tiempo de placer que le reste a uno en la vida.
I will banish the candiru [a predatory South American fish] from your swimming pools.
13" in length, the Candiru neck knife is the smallest in the company's lineup.
Para muitos ribeirinhos e barqueiros, o rio Madeira e tido como perigoso devido a quantidade de arvores, de pauzadas que descem o rio na epoca das cheias, das praias que se formam na epoca da vazante, dos temporais repentinos e dos moradores do rio: cobras grandes, jacares, arraias, diversos peixes carnivoros e o candiru.
We had to wash in a river full of piranha fish and other nasty beasties including the candiru fish.
Thousands of other sanguivores exist, from fleas, lice, and bedbugs, to even stranger bloodsuckers like the candiru fish.
The enthralling film sees Martin brave the constant threat of piranhas, crocodiles and the horrifying candiru fish.
And don't even mention the candiru - tiny little parasitic fish who, should you innocently start relieving yourself in some nearby stream, swim up your jet of urine and embed themselves inside your old chap before drinking your blood.
Donde el autor destaca la importancia del aporte de Juquira Candiru, sobre este tema.