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Larvae of other tapeworms of Tetrarhynchoidea

Characteristics of Larvae of other tapeworms of Tetrarhynchoidea

Color

Milky white

Size

Existing in spherical bags of several millimeters.

Parasitize targets

Parasitizing muscles and body cavities.

Characteristics

The bags often have string-shaped objects attached, and the larvae get out when the bags are broken.

Impacts on human

It does not parasitize human beings.  It is found parasitizing tuna, yellowtail, etc., resulting in complaints.

Major seafood hosts

Tuna, yellowtail, greenling, Japanese whiting

 

Larva of a kind of tapeworm

Figure: Larva of a kind of tapeworm of Tetrarhynchoidea parasitizing muscle of Japanese whiting

 

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