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Echinococcus granulosus

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Echinococcus granulosus

Summary

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  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Animal Disease
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Echinococcus granulosus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Platyhelminthes
  •       Class: Cestoda
  •         Subclass: Eucestoda
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Echinococcus hydatid cyst (lung). Fluid-filled large opaque cysts, the most common diameter being 5.0-10.0 cm. When mature, cysts may reach 0.5 m in diameter depending on available space. Scolices may be seen free in the cyst fluid on microscopic examination of fertile cysts.
TitleHidatid cyst from the lung
CaptionEchinococcus hydatid cyst (lung). Fluid-filled large opaque cysts, the most common diameter being 5.0-10.0 cm. When mature, cysts may reach 0.5 m in diameter depending on available space. Scolices may be seen free in the cyst fluid on microscopic examination of fertile cysts.
Copyright©John W. McGarry
Echinococcus hydatid cyst (lung). Fluid-filled large opaque cysts, the most common diameter being 5.0-10.0 cm. When mature, cysts may reach 0.5 m in diameter depending on available space. Scolices may be seen free in the cyst fluid on microscopic examination of fertile cysts.
Hidatid cyst from the lungEchinococcus hydatid cyst (lung). Fluid-filled large opaque cysts, the most common diameter being 5.0-10.0 cm. When mature, cysts may reach 0.5 m in diameter depending on available space. Scolices may be seen free in the cyst fluid on microscopic examination of fertile cysts.©John W. McGarry
Echinococcus hydatid (liver) cyst. Fluid-filled large opaque cysts, the most common diameter being 5.0-10.0 cm. When mature, cysts may reach 0.5 m in diameter depending on available space. Scolices may be seen free in the cyst fluid on microscopic examination of fertile cysts.
TitleHydatid cyst in the liver
CaptionEchinococcus hydatid (liver) cyst. Fluid-filled large opaque cysts, the most common diameter being 5.0-10.0 cm. When mature, cysts may reach 0.5 m in diameter depending on available space. Scolices may be seen free in the cyst fluid on microscopic examination of fertile cysts.
Copyright©John W. McGarry
Echinococcus hydatid (liver) cyst. Fluid-filled large opaque cysts, the most common diameter being 5.0-10.0 cm. When mature, cysts may reach 0.5 m in diameter depending on available space. Scolices may be seen free in the cyst fluid on microscopic examination of fertile cysts.
Hydatid cyst in the liverEchinococcus hydatid (liver) cyst. Fluid-filled large opaque cysts, the most common diameter being 5.0-10.0 cm. When mature, cysts may reach 0.5 m in diameter depending on available space. Scolices may be seen free in the cyst fluid on microscopic examination of fertile cysts.©John W. McGarry

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Echinococcus granulosus

Parasitoses name

  • hydatid cyst

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Platyhelminthes
  •             Class: Cestoda
  •                 Subclass: Eucestoda
  •                     Order: Cyclophyllidea
  •                         Family: Taeniidae
  •                             Genus: Echinococcus
  •                                 Species: Echinococcus granulosus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresent
EgyptPresent
EthiopiaPresent
KenyaPresent
LibyaPresent
MoroccoPresent
South AfricaPresent
SudanPresent
TunisiaPresent

Asia

BangladeshPresent
ChinaPresent
-GansuPresent
-HenanPresent
-LiaoningPresent
-QinghaiPresent
-XinjiangPresent
IndiaPresent
-Andhra PradeshPresent
-DelhiPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-KeralaPresent
-MaharashtraPresent
-Tamil NaduPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
IranPresent
IraqPresent
IsraelPresent
JapanPresent
JordanPresent
KazakhstanPresent
LebanonPresent
MongoliaPresent
NepalPresent
PakistanPresent
Saudi ArabiaPresent
TurkeyPresent
United Arab EmiratesPresent
UzbekistanPresent

Europe

AustriaPresent
BulgariaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CyprusPresent
CzechiaPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent
IrelandPresent
ItalyPresent
-SardiniaPresent
PolandPresent
RomaniaPresent
RussiaPresent
SlovakiaPresent
SpainPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
UkrainePresent
United KingdomPresent

North America

CanadaPresent
-QuebecPresent
MexicoPresent
United StatesPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-FloridaPresent
-KansasPresent
-TexasPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-New South WalesPresent
-VictoriaPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
BrazilPresent
-Minas GeraisPresent
-Rio Grande do SulPresent
ChilePresent
Falkland IslandsPresent
PeruPresent
UruguayPresent

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Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

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