I am searching for information on what I believe is a parasite I have
found growing in fish I have caught in clear-water streamsm in the
South-Western corner of Missouri. These parasites(if that's what they
are) are found in the flesh of the fish, usually growing just beneath the
skin, and resemble small yellowish-tinted maggots. The skin of these fish
is sometimes disclored a little directly above the locations where these
parasites are growing. Initially I though they might be small fatty
deposits in the fish flesh, but I have dug them out and they are alive and
they wiggle around like little grub-looking-things. The fish species I
most often find them in is small mouth bass.
I apologize in advance if this is not the proper place to post such a
message. However, I was hoping someone might be able to point me in the
right direction to find this information.