Detection and identification of Diphyllobothrium latum (fish tapeworm) larvae in Eleutheronema tetradactylum (threadfin salmon) sashimi in selected food establishments in Imus City, Cavite

Julie Faye M. Lacanaria
Beatrice G. Miloren
Vincent Claire R. Navarro
Anne Isabelle Y. Piolo
Jeramy Anne A. Rosanes


This study focuses on the detection and morphological characterization of Diphyllobothrium latum larvae in Sashimi using Eleutheronema tetradactylum (Threadfin Salmon) Meat in selected food establishments located in Imus City, Cavite. The data collection will be conducted through laboratory examinations wherein the samples will be used to determine for the presence of the larva and its characteristics which will be obtained by the researchers from various restaurants in Imus City of Cavite. This study will only focus on the parasite, Diphyllobothrium latum. The only type of seafood that will be examined in the study is Eleutheronema tetradactylum or Threadfin Salmon. The salmon must be raw for the researchers to observe the parasitic organism. The variable that will affect the data gathering process is the various types of salmon that can be found within Cavite. Any type of salmon which are not available within the area of the research will therefore be considered unusable. Written consent forms will be handed out by the researchers, restaurants who decline the proposal will not be included in the research, regardless of the area. The researchers have no control over the methods of acquiring the salmon of each restaurant that will be examined. The subjects of the study will only represent a fraction of the number of restaurants in Imus City, Cavite and will not represent the city.