I, For One, Welcome Our New Tapeworm Overlord

Electron micrograph: Claire J. Healy

That's Rhinebothrium sp., a species of tapeworm that parasitize stingrays. It was recently discovered by Claire J. Healy of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto and her colleagues.

Attention hypochondriacs: the next time you suffer from abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and malnutrition, it may just be one of this fellow's human-infecting cousins living in your intestines. They can grow up to 30 feet long, y'know.


Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"I, For One, Welcome Our New Tapeworm Overlord"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More