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Upper margin of the end of the proboscis developed into a distinct finger-like process, much longer than the lower margins, and the whole trunk uniformly tapering and smooth.
The stomach is beset throughout its length with numerous small, finger-like caecal tubes.
When you think of a ring holder, you probably imagine a small tray with a long, finger-like holder in the middle.
The resulting inflammation causes damage to the delicate finger-like structures in the intestine, called villi, where food absorption actually takes place.