Flea Tapeworm (Dipylidium caninum)

Scaled collection of drawings of Flea Tapeworm in various poses

The Flea Tapeworm (Dipylidum caninum) is a cyclophyllid cestode that infects organisms afflicted with fleas and canine chewing lice. In appearance it resembles cucumber seeds, grains of rice, or sesame seeds. This parasite affects animals like dogs and cats globally, but most infections are asymptomatic, and the infections that do show symptoms are mild. Humans can be affected but to a significantly lesser degree, and it is more likely to occur in children. The best way to prevent human infection is to treat infected animals with products that kill the fleas on the animal.

The Flea Tapeworm has an overall length between 5.91”-27.56” (15-70 cm) and diameter of .08”-.12” (2-3 mm). The typical lifespan of the Flea Tapeworm is between 1-12 months.

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Height:
Width:
.08”-.12” | 2-3 mm (Diameter)
Depth:
Length:
5.91”-27.56” | 15-70 cm
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Scientific Name:
Dipylidium caninum
Lifespan:
1-12 months

Properties

Drawings include:

Flea Tapeworm top view (assorted)

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Worms are typically legless, smooth, slender, invertebrates. Worms play important ecological roles as soil conditioners and parasites to crops, animals, and humans. Free-living worms are not found on land, but rather, burrowed underground, in marine, or freshwater environments.

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