Pink SEM of head of small tapeworm

Pink SEM of head of small tapeworm

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Credit: CATH WADFORTH, DEPT. OF ZOOLOGY/UNIVERSITY OF HULL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: False-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head or scolex of the small tapeworm Acanthocirrus retrirostris, taken in its larval form from the body of a barnacle (Balanus balanoides). The tapeworm reaches maturity in the intestines of wading birds which eat barnacles. The picture shows the extraordinary piston-like apparatus called the rostellum, which can be withdrawn into the head or thrust out & buried in the host's tissue. Beneath this surreal palm tree are two of the four powerful and flexible suckers which surround the head area. Magnification: x80 at 35mm size. Original is BW print Z165/06M.

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Keywords: acanthocirrus retrirostris, animal, flatworm, invertebrate, invertebrates, nature, platyhelminthes, tapeworm, wildlife, zoology

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