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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It is the main abiotic factor responsible for regulating reproduction of monogeneans; in general, the embryonic period decrease with the increase of temperature and, for some species, there is a delay in the eggs eclosion under low temperatures (Gannicott and Tinsley, 1998).
Influence of age, length and sex of the catfish Clarias lazera on infestation with six monogenean parasites.
Saayman, "Report on some monogenean and clinostomid infestations of freshwater fish and waterbird hosts in middle letaba dam, Limpopo Province, South Africa," Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, vol.
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.
New methods for collection and preservation of spirorchiid trematodes and polystomatid monogeneans from turtles.
The objectives are: (1) identify the ectoparasites and endoparasites found among fish sample according to organ and water source/station; (2) determine the incidence rate of infection with Protozoans, Nematodes,Cestodes,Crustaceans, Acanthocephalans, Monogeneans, and Digeneans according to the organs and source of tilapia; and (3) make morphological descriptions of the different parasites collected and identified from the fish samples.
The only host species conclusively determined to harbor all four monogeneans were L.
Monogeneans are serious pathogens of sharks and stingrays in public aquaria; however, we know little about their relationships with wild hosts.