Clonorchis sinensis, whole

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A whole preserved Clonorchis sinensis (human liver fluke or Chinese liver fluke; phylum Platyhelminthes, class Trematoda).  Visible are the two long tubes that make up their gastrovascular cavity (running the length of the body on either side), their oral sucker (at the far right), the uterus (long folded tube filled with dark brown eggs), the genital pore (circle at the right-end of the uterus), seminal vesicle (bag-like structure to the left of the uterus), and testes (faintly stained branching structure on the left of the body).  Seen at approximately 40x magnification.
A whole preserved Clonorchis sinensis (human liver fluke or Chinese liver fluke; phylum Platyhelminthes, class Trematoda). Visible are the two long tubes that make up their gastrovascular cavity (running the length of the body on either side), their oral sucker (at the far right), the uterus (long folded tube filled with dark brown eggs), the genital pore (circle at the right-end of the uterus), seminal vesicle (bag-like structure to the left of the uterus), and testes (faintly stained...
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Keywords:
  • Clonorchis sinensis
  • Marc Perkins
  • OCC
  • Trematoda
  • animal
  • flatworm
  • fluke
  • gastrovascular cavity
  • gut
  • microscope
  • preserved
  • slide
  • stained
  • zoology