Diphyllobothrium latum – Mature Proglottides

  • Size: 10-20 mm x 3-7 mm
  • Usually wider than long
  • Testes and vitelline follicles: Numerous and scattered laterally
  • Bilobed ovary – located in middle in posterior third of segment
  • Short, coiled unbranched uterus – seen as a brownish patch in centre of gravid segments
  • Genital pore in centre of segment
  • Separate uterine pore

Magnification x4