WWW: Acanthocephalan

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Pretty, huh?

What is it? The inspiration for a couple Star Wars cantina characters?

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Nope.

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It’s really a spiny-headed worm, or parasite, that lives in the gut of vertebrates. Creepier still? There are about 1150 different species of them.

Sweet dreams.

 

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