Phylum Platyhelminthes / Class Cestoda / Order Cyclophyllidea / Family Taeniidae / Genus Taenia / Species Taenia pisiformis a tape worm common to dogs and cats. The definite hosts are such carnivores. The intermediate hosts are rabbits and hares. Commonly up to 200 cm in length.
The larval stage (mesacestoide) cysticercus
pisiformis can be found in the peritoneum of rabbits and hares. They are introdiced into the system of dogs and cats through ingestion.
Forensics Lab Supply Number 9580110.
Preserved Biological Specimens
HTS = 0511.91.00