Schistosoma Japonicum – Egg

  • Detected in faecal specimens of infected human
  • Eggs embryonated when passed
  • Miracidium hatching from egg is infective to snail intermediate host
Diagnostic Features
  • Size: 90 x 70 (range: 68-100 x 45-80)
  • Shape: Oval to round
  • Colour: Yellow or yellow brown
  • Small lateral spine that looks like a knob/hook, located in a depression in shell
  • Contains a miracidium when passed