Candiru

Candiru

Life and Legend of the Bloodsucking Catfishes

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Of the many legends to emerge from the vast Amazon basin of South America, none is stranger than the story of the candiru. This sinuous little catfish is said to force its way into the urogenital openings of unsuspecting bathers, causing excruciating pain and even death. Stephen Spotte spent four years investigating the biology of these near-mythical creatures and the reports of their attacks on humans, starting with accounts of early European explorers. His tale is an intricate, compelling mosaic of science and lore. Are the legends true? Read Candiru and find out.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Creative Arts Book Co., c2002.
ISBN: 9780887394690
0887394698
Branch Call Number: 597.4 SPOTTE
597.49 S765c
Characteristics: xi, 322 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.

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