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.
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The Amazon Basin harbors an amazing amount of biodiversity. Covering some 7 million square kilometers 2. Case in point: The Candiru. Sometimes, these organisms are humans. These spines extend into the host, lodging the candiru firmly in place.
The vast freshwater ecosystem of the Amazon River is home to abundant animal life, and many of its species thrive by virtue of their ferocity. These fish do not hunt in packs like the piranha, nor are they exceptionally large like the anaconda. The tiny hunter shadows its prey, almost invisible due to its translucent body and small size.