Tapeworms are parasitic flatworms from the class Cestoidea. Through their life cycle, they inhabit the innards of many different animals as juveniles before settling in a vertebrate animal as an adult.
Though they may seem small, some species, like the whale tapeworm (Polygonoporus giganticus) are able to reach lengths of around 100 ft.
Every vertebrate has at least one tapeworm species able to parasitize upon it. Humans have several. The beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata), pictured on top, can reach lengths of around 12m and are acquired when consuming undercooked beef.
In the picture of the cobra tapeworm, on the bottom, the round suckers can be seen that are used to anchor the parasite to its host’s intestinal lining.
Top Photo Credit: CDC via Wikipedia
Bottom Photo Credit: Steve Gschmeissner via Science Photo Library
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Intestinal Perforation due to Tapeworm: Taenia Solium
Complete mitochondrial genomes of Taenia multiceps, T. hydatigena and T. pisiformis: additional molecular markers for a tapeworm genus of human and animal health significance
Description of Hymenolepis microstoma (Nottingham strain): a classical tapeworm model for research in the genomic era
Tapeworms are parasitic flatworms from the class Cestoidea. Through their life cycle, they inhabit the innards of many different animals as juveniles before settling in a vertebrate animal as an adult.
Though they may seem small, some species, like the whale tapeworm (Polygonoporus giganticus) are able to reach lengths of around 100 ft.
Every vertebrate has at least one tapeworm species able to parasitize upon it. Humans have several. The beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata), pictured on top, can reach lengths of around 12m and are acquired when consuming undercooked beef.
In the picture of the cobra tapeworm, on the bottom, the round suckers can be seen that are used to anchor the parasite to its host’s intestinal lining.
Top Photo Credit: CDC via Wikipedia
Bottom Photo Credit: Steve Gschmeissner via Science Photo Library
Learn More:
Intestinal Perforation due to Tapeworm: Taenia Solium
Complete mitochondrial genomes of Taenia multiceps, T. hydatigena and T. pisiformis: additional molecular markers for a tapeworm genus of human and animal health significance
Description of Hymenolepis microstoma (Nottingham strain): a classical tapeworm model for research in the genomic era

Tapeworms are parasitic flatworms from the class Cestoidea. Through their life cycle, they inhabit the innards of many different animals as juveniles before settling in a vertebrate animal as an adult.

Though they may seem small, some species, like the whale tapeworm (Polygonoporus giganticus) are able to reach lengths of around 100 ft.

Every vertebrate has at least one tapeworm species able to parasitize upon it. Humans have several. The beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata), pictured on top, can reach lengths of around 12m and are acquired when consuming undercooked beef.

In the picture of the cobra tapeworm, on the bottom, the round suckers can be seen that are used to anchor the parasite to its host’s intestinal lining.

Top Photo Credit: CDC via Wikipedia

Bottom Photo Credit: Steve Gschmeissner via Science Photo Library

Learn More:

Intestinal Perforation due to Tapeworm: Taenia Solium

Complete mitochondrial genomes of Taenia multiceps, T. hydatigena and T. pisiformis: additional molecular markers for a tapeworm genus of human and animal health significance

Description of Hymenolepis microstoma (Nottingham strain): a classical tapeworm model for research in the genomic era

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