Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Strobila

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3019

Members of the  Eucestoda (e.g., Echinococcus species) show a characteristic body differentiation into  scolex, neck, and strobila consisting of a few (e.g., Echinococcus) up to 4,000 proglottids (e.g., Diphyllobothrium).

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