Fish that swim into the penis

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The story is that the fish swims up a stream of urine into a man's penis, then eats it from the inside. But is there any truth to it? Of all the denizens of the Amazon basin, there is none more feared than the tiny fish known as the candiru. Since coming to the attention of science in the early 19th century, this creature has occupied the very darkest recesses of the popular imagination. The reason for this is the candiru's supposed habit of entering the human penis, lodging itself in place with sharp barbs, and feasting on it from the inside — a horror story that is enough to keep your legs firmly crossed for days.

Would the candiru fish really eat your genitals?

Candiru (fish) - Wikipedia

This fish is called the candiru and is a member of the genus Vandellia. The candiru is found in the Amazon region of South America and is a type of catfish. The fish is actually parasitic. It uses spines located on the covers of its gills to attach itself to the gills of other, larger fish.

Candiru – The fish that can swim up your penis?

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.
With an accout for my. Candiru pronounced can-dee-roo ; also canero , toothpick fish , or willy fish refers to parasitic freshwater catfish of a number of genera in the family Trichomycteridae. They are found in the Amazon River and have a reputation among the natives as the most feared fish in its waters, even over the piranha. 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.