Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Cestoda
Order Cyclophyllidea
Family Davainedidae


Davainea is genus of the family Davainedidae. A small tapeworm, around 3mm in length, primarily affecting birds. They have hooks around the suckers as well as on the rostellum, designed to hold onto the host. They use molluscan intermediate hosts, and cause haemorrhagic enteritis in poultry and pigeons.

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Taylor, M.A, Coop, R.L., Wall,R.L. (2007) Veterinary Parasitology Blackwell Publishing

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