By ania southerland
Where does vandellia cirrhosa live?
What are the host that it feeds on and what are the special adaptations ?
how does it feed and reproduce ?
When a fish opens its gill cover to expel water, the vandellia enters, lodges itself using its spines, bites off the tips of the host's gill filaments, gorges itself with flowing blood, and drops off to the bottom. The entire process takes 30 to 145 seconds. Scientists are not sure how they reproduce.
2)when the fish knows what it wants to prey on it will go in circles for at least 4 sec.
3)these fish can be harmful to humans
4)they live in south america