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Any of various flatworms of the class Monogenea that typically pass the entire life cycle as an ectoparasite on an individual fish.

[From New Latin Monogenea, class name (originally an order name) : mono- + Greek geneā, race; see genealogy.]

mon′o·ge′ne·an adj.


a fluke or parasite that lives on a fish and is a member of the order Monogenea
(Zoology) relating to a monogenean
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Influence of [beta]-glucan on innate immunity and resistance of Lutjanus guttatus to an experimental infection of dactylogyrid monogeneans.
A bibliometric survey (Machado, 2007; Macias-Chapula, 1998) of the main markers used in phylogenetic analyses on monogeneans, digeneans and cestodes parasites was undertaken to establish research methodologies with fish parasites.
Myxosporean hyperparasites of gill monogeneans are basal to the Multivalvulida.
Mounting of monogeneans carried out under binocular magnifying glass; the determination of the various species was further done using the optical microscope.
2010), 19 species of monogeneans, nine digeneans and one species of acanthocephalan, together with 16 various larval forms have been found infecting this catfish; although the number of named species will undoubtedly grow in the future (Chibwana et al.
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.