+33 490 162 042 Call us
Facebook About us Français

Image number: 123855

Pair of schistosomes in a scanning electron microscope ; The female is fitted in the male.
The schistosome is a parasite of the human circulatory system.
Eggs for this species are evacuated in the stools and release a miracidium in presence of water. The miracidium finds a mollusc host where it becomes a sporocyst, producing more sporocysts which will then produce cercariae. The cercariae then break out of the mollusc and enter their human host through the skin. They get carried to the liver where they become adults.

© Chris Martin Bahr / Biosphoto

Rights Managed

JPEG bitmap image

Image size: 5216x3340 pixels (17.4"x11.1" @300dpi)

LightboxDownload low resolution imageDownload hi-resolution image


Wild animal / Worm / Helminth / Flatworm / Plathelminthe / Fluke / trematode / Schistosome (Schistosoma sp) / Schistosome (Schistosoma mansoni)

Science / Scientific research / Scientific instrument / Microscope

Health / Disease / Infectious and parasitic disease / Tropical disease

Species / Species particularity / Pathogenic agent

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Individual / Female

Individual / Male

Enumeration / Pair / Couple

Shot / Microscopic shot / Electron Microscopy / Scanning Electron Microscopy

Le Cabinet des curiosités de la Nature

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Acoelomata / Platyhelminthes / Trematoda / Digenea / Strigeatida / Schistosomatidae / Schistosoma

Your request is processing. Please wait...

Galleries General conditions Legal notices Photographers area

Your request has been registered.

To use this feature you must first register or login.

Log in

To organize photos in lightboxes you must first register or login. Registration is FREE! Lightboxes allow you to categorize your photos, to keep them when you sign in and send them by email.

Log in

A Biosphoto authorization has to be granted prior using this feature. We'll get in touch shortly, please check that your contact info is up to date. Feel free to contact us in case of no answer during office hours (Paris time).

Delete permanently this lightbox?

Delete permanently all items?

The lightbox has been duplicated

The lightbox has been copied in your personal account

Your request has been registered. You will receive an e-mail shortly in order to download your images.

You can insert a comment that will appear within your downloads reports.

Your lightbox has been sent.

In case of modification, changes will be seen by your recipient.

If deleted, your lightbox won't be avalaible for your recipient anymore.