Aspidogastrea


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Aspidogastrea

[¦as·pə‚dō′gas·trē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of endoparasitic worms in the class Trematoda having strongly developed ventral holdfasts.
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fluminea has been reported to host Phyllodistomum mingensis (Tang 1985), 5 species of Echinostoma (Echinostoma cinetorchis, Echinostoma lindoensis, Echinostoma macrorchis, Eehinostoma melis, and Echinostoma revolutum) (Keeler & Huffman 2009), and 7 species of Aspidogastrea (Tang 1992).
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