Biology 625
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Scolex of Corallobothrium fimbriatum (catfish tapeworm)

Definitive hosts: many catfish species
Site of infection: small intestine
Distribution: North America
Intermediate hosts: copepods harbor the procercoids; pleurocercoids develop in small fish (i.e. cyprinids) that eat the copepods; catfish become infected by eating fish containing the pleurocercoids


Original; photograph by S.J. Upton

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