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Soldierfish isopod
Anilocra laticaudata

This bug-like parasitic isopod attaches itself to the head or gill covers of fishes. Color: dark gray to brown.
Size: length up to 3 cm.

Parasitic. Most infected are Blackbar Soldierfishes Myripristis jacobus.

Occasional all throughout the Caribbean.

Many more species in this genus occur, but identification requires expert knowledge.

Soldierfish isopod (Anilocra laticaudata)