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(Pleural: Microtriches)Tiny projections on the tegument,they are unique to Cestodes and appear to be Ubiquitous among cestodes and exist on the Adult forms and earlier life cycle stages.
They have a Distal Electron-dense Cap and a Proximal Electron-lucent Base.
The boundary between Distal and Proximal portions is usually called Baseplate.
They differ in Size (Filitriches , Spiritriches) and Shapes (Chervy,L. 2009)