The mature adult measures 3 to 9 mm long and consists of only 3 proglottids (the immature, mature and gravid), a scolex with four suckers, and a double crown of 28 to 50 hooks on the rostellum, at the tip of the scolex. Echinococcus granulosus may be found as a hydatid cyst in any organ of an intermediate host. The size of a cyst ranges from 4. Echinococcus granulosus adult. Home Infectious Disease Parasites Tissue Cestodes (Tapeworms) Echinococcus granulosus adult slide 20 of 32: Comments: Adults range from 3mm - 6mm in length and usually consist of a scolex, and three proglottids. The third (terminal) proglottid is gravid, and is longer than wide, as can be seen here.
Sep 07, 2018 · Here a you can see the difference between a large Adult specimen of Synodontis granulosus and a smaller young one that stil has small black spots.