Raillietina magninumida

Raillietina magninumida is a type of tapeworm, specifically known as a cestode that is an internal parasite of chickens. R. magninumida is a 200-340 mm (8-13 in) long flattened, segmented, ribbon-shaped worm that invades the chicken's gastrointestinal system, most commonly found in the lower intestines.

Life cycle
R. magninumida has an indirect life cycle, using beetles as intermediate hosts. Chickens become infected by consuming the R. magninumida eggs shed in the feces of infected chickens or infected beetles.

Hosts

  • chicken