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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Third, none of these parasites multiply directly on the host and thus augment their abundance, as in the case of some protozoans and monogeneans.
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.
Experimental selection of mebendazole resistant gill monogeneans from European eel Anguilla anguilla.