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Table 5 Cestode species identified by DNA sequence and relative prevalence (%) by ecoregion

From: Echinococcus multilocularis and other cestodes in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) of northeast Italy, 2012–2018

Cestode species Ecoregion
1A2a
n = 680
1A2b
n = 712
1A2c
n = 798
1B1a
n = 26
1B1b
n = 609
1D1a
n = 47
Echinococcus multilocularis 0 8 (1.12) 22 (2.75) 0 0 0
Taenia crassiceps 3 (0.44) 31 (4.35) 32 (4.01) 0 10 (1.64) 0
Taenia polyacantha 11 (1.62) 26 (3.65) 19 (2.38) 0 1 (0.16) 0
Taenia krabbei 0 0 2 (0.25) 0 0 0
Taenia serialis 0 0 0 0 0 1 (2.12)
Taenia taeniaeformis 0 2 (0.28) 0 0 0 0
Taenia spp. 1 (0.15) 0 2 (0.25) 0 0 0
Mesocestoides litteratus 3 (0.44) 0 1 (0.12) 0 1 (0.16) 0
Mesoceistodes spp. 2 (0.29) 3 (0.42) 6 (0.75) 0 0 0
Dipylidium caninum 1 (0.15) 0 1 (0.12) 0 0 0
Total 21 70 85 0 12 1