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Tapeworms: Cestoda - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Tapeworms And People, Broad Fish Tapeworm (diphyllobothrium Latum): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET, CONSERVATION STATUS

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Tapeworms live all over the world.

Tapeworms eat by absorbing nutrients from their hosts' intestines.


People who eat raw fish often carry fish tapeworms. The fish tapeworm absorbs vitamin B12, causing the host to be deficient in a vitamin that is essential for the development of red blood cells. Humans become infected with pork tapeworm and beef tapeworm when they eat undercooked or raw meat.

Tapeworms are not considered threatened or endangered.

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over 2 years ago

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