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The story is that the fish swims up a stream of urine into a man's penis, then mutilation, not one of these men ever witnessed a candiru attack.

Candiru (Vandellia cirrhosa), also known as cañero, toothpick fish, or vampire fish, is a species The earliest published report of candiru attacking a human host comes from German biologist C. F. P. von Martius in 1829, who never actually Martius also speculated that the fish were attracted by the "odor" of urine.

Without the chemical cues provided by the urine, smaller fish often tried to attack their larger opponents, the team reports this month in.

Rather than go for an outward attack, the candiru implants itself inside to urinate in the river, as it encourages the fish to swim up your urethra.