Cestoda


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Cestoda

 [ses-to´dah]
a subclass of Cestoidea comprising the true tapeworms, which have a head (scolex) and segments (proglottids). The adults are endoparasitic in the alimentary tract and associated ducts of various vertebrate hosts; their larvae may be found in various organs and tissues.

Ces·to·da

(ses-tō'dă),
A subclass of tapeworms (class Cestoidea), containing the typical members of this group, including the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
Synonym(s): Eucestoda
[G. kestos, girdle]

Cestoda

/Ces·to·da/ (ses-to´dah) a subclass of Cestoidea comprising the true tapeworms, which have a head (scolex) and segments (proglottides). The adults are endoparasitic in the alimentary tract and associated ducts of various vertebrate hosts; their larvae may be found in various organs and tissues.

Ces·to·da

(ses-tō'dă)
A class of the flatworm phylum Platyhelminthes. There are two subclasses, Cestodaria and Eucestoda. The latter are the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
[G. kestos, girdle]

Cestoda

a phylum of the Platyhelminthes containing the parasitic tapeworms, the adults of which are intestinal parasites of vertebrates. They have complex LIFE CYCLES usually involving intermediate hosts that are preyed upon by the primary host which thus becomes infected.
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Espécies de parasitos LI ED PP NP Cestoda NI L e A 14 55 Peltydocotyle rugosa I A 10 73 Harriscolex kaparari I A 13 94 Spatulifer rugosa I A 13 218 Choanoscolex abscisus I L e A 23 360 Megathilacus travassosi I A 11 47 Nomimoscolex sudobim I A 16 253 Nematoda NI M e I L e A 3 13 Cucullanus spp.
Gravid individuals of three species of Trematoda, Glyptheimins quieta (Stafford, 1900), Haematoloechus ion giplexus Stafford 1902, Megalodiscus temperatus (Stafford, 1905); one species of Cestoda, Ophiotaenia magna Hannum, 1925; and three species of Nematoda, Cosmocercoides variabilis (Harwood, 1930), Falcaustra catesbeianae Walton, 1929, Oswaldocruzia pipiens Walton, 1929, were found.
However, representatives from the trematoda, cestoda, and acanthocephala are also known to be encased in cysts in fish tissues (Hoffman 1999) so it is possible that one of these could have initiated the nodule formation.
95 per fish, range = 1 - 12) and Cestoda (2%, found in one fish).
One species of Trematoda, Paralechriorchis syntomentera, two species of Cestoda, Oochoristica osheroffi and Mesocestoides sp.
metacercaria) Body cavity, skin Cestoda Distoichometra bufonis Small intestine Nematoda Rhabdias ranae Lung Physaloptera sp.
One species of Cestoda, Bitegmen gerrhonoti (Telford 1965) and two species of Nematoda, gravid individuals of Spauligodon giganticus (Read & Amrein 1953) and larvae of Ascaridia sp.