Monogenea

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Monogenea

[‚män·ə′jē·nē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A diverse subclass of the Trematoda which are principally ectoparasites of fishes; individuals have enlarged anterior and posterior holdfasts with paired suckers anteriorly and opisthaptors posteriorly.
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Phylogenetic relationships among monogenean gill parasites (Dactylogyridea, Ancyrocephalidae) infesting tilapiine hosts (Cichlidae): systematic and evolutionary implications.
Mortality of captive Arapaima gigas (Osteoglossidae) heavily infected with the gill monogenean Dawestrema cycloancistrium.
Shannon-Weaver (H') index and Pielou equitability (E) index were used to study the monthly variation of parasite diversity of monogeneans collected.
All the fish samples from the three different water sources were free of Crustacean, Monogenean, and Digenean parasites.
Eighty-one of the 303 species are digeneans, 23 are monogeneans, 63 are cestodes, 12 are acanthocephalans and finally, 124 are nematodes.
1992) used the monogenean Microcotyle sebastis to confirm that the yellowtail rockfish Sebastes fiavidus was distributed in discrete groups along the Pacific coast of North America.
The majority of monogeneans are localized either on the skin or on the gills of their hosts.
Homoplasy within the monogeneans occurs in proportion to overall character change, is slightly higher than expected in the digeneans, and is much lower than expected within the eucestodes.
The monogeneans Zeuxapta seriolae and Benedenia seriolae have been reported as the main parasitic problems of farmed kingfish (Ogawa & Yokoyama, 1998; Montero et al.