Ligula intestinalis

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Schistocephalus solidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Cestoda)
Order: Pseudophyllidea
Family: Diphyllobothriidae
Genus: Ligula
Species: L. intestinalis
Binomial name
Ligula intestinalis

Ligula intestinalis is a tapeworm of fish, fish-eating birds and copepods, with species from each group featuring in its complex life cycle.[1]


  1. ^ Achim Trubiroha; Sabrina N. Frank; Sven Wuertz; Hana Kroupova; Bernd Sures; Werner Kloas. "Effects of the tapeworm Ligula intestinalis on biomarkers of endocrine disruption (ED) in roach (Cyprinidae, Rutilus rutilus)" (PDF). Cefic Long-range Research Initiative. [permanent dead link]