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Diphyllobothrium lanceolatum

Synonyms: Dibothriocephalus lanceolatus; Diphyllobothrium skriabini

Wikipedia Abstract

Diphyllobothrium is a genus of tapeworm which can cause diphyllobothriasis in humans through consumption of raw or undercooked fish. The principal species causing diphyllobothriosis is Diphyllobothrium latum, known as the broad or fish tapeworm, or broad fish tapeworm. D. latum is a pseudophyllid cestode that infects fish and mammals. D. latum is native to Scandinavia, western Russia, and the Baltics, though it is now also present in North America, especially the Pacific Northwest. In Far East Russia, D. klebanovskii, having Pacific salmon as its second intermediate host, was identified.Other members of the genus Diphyllobothrium include Diphyllobothrium dendriticum (the salmon tapeworm), which has a much larger range (the whole northern hemisphere), D. pacificum, D. cordatum, D. ursi, D.
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Parasite of 
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)[1]
Coregonus sardinella (Siberian cisco)[1]
Cystophora cristata (Hooded Seal)[1]
Delphinapterus leucas (Beluga)[1]
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)[1]
Erignathus barbatus (Bearded Seal)[1]
Histriophoca fasciata (Ribbon Seal)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Monachus monachus (Mediterranean Monk Seal)[1]
Pagophilus groenlandicus (Harp Seal)[1]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[1]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[1]
Pusa hispida (Ringed Seal)[1]



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1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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