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Taenia solium

(Pork Tapeworm)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Pork Tapeworm, Pig Tapeworm

Common Names in German:

Schweinefinnenbandwurm, Schweinebandwurm

Description

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Genus Taenia

(Gr. tainia: bandage) Formation of ribbon-like structure with little or no differentiation between the leaf blade and stem.[1]

Taxonomy

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Similar Species

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Members of the genus Taenia

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 3 species and subspecies in this genus:

T. saginata (Beef Tapeworm) · T. solium (Pork Tapeworm) · T. taeniaeformis (Rat Tapeworm)

More Info

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Footnotes

  1. http://bugguide.net/index.php?q=search&keys=Taenia&search=Search [back]
Last Revised: 2014-07-29