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10 Examples of Endoparasites

May 8, 2023
written by Sidra Batool

Endoparasites are parasites that live inside the host’s body, such as in the intestines, blood vessels, or organs. Flatworms, roundworms, protozoans, tapeworms, and nematodes are all types of endoparasites.

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Examples of Endoparasites

Here are few examples of endoparasites:

Type of EndoparasiteExamples
FlatwormsTapeworms in humans
Liver flukes in sheep
Blood flukes in humans
Intestinal flukes in humans
RoundwormsHeartworms in dogs
Hookworms in cats
Ascarids in pigs
Pinworms in humans
ProtozoansGiardia in humans and other animals
Toxoplasma gondii in cats and other animals
Cryptosporidium in humans and other animals
Plasmodium falciparum in humans (causes malaria)
TapewormsEchinococcus granulosus in humans and other animals
Diphyllobothrium latum in humans and other animals
Hymenolepis nana in humans and other animals
Taenia saginata in humans (beef tapeworm)
NematodesTrichinella spiralis in pigs and other animals
Filarial worms in humans
Strongyloides stercoralis in humans
Dracunculus medinensis in humans (guinea worm)