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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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Effects of hydrogen peroxide and metrifonate on monogenean Ligictaluridus floridanus on catfish (Ictalurus punctatus, Rafinesque) gills.
Monogenean community structure of Oreochromis niloticus in relation to heavy metal pollution and host reproductive cycle, Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology, 42(1), 11-24.
Microecology of the monogenean Mexicana sp on the gills of Anisotremus scapularis (Tschudi, 1846) (Osteichthyes, Haemulidae) of the marine coast of Lima, Peru.
The monogenean Haplocleidus furcatus Mueller, 1937 (Phylum Platyhelminthes) on Lepomis cyanellus Rafinesque, 1819 from Utah: A range extension.
On the importance of monogenean helminthes in Brazilian cultured Nile tilapia.
Monogenean parasite, Dactylogyrus intermedius is endemic ectoparasite in Asia, Central Europe, Middle East and North America (Paperna 1964), cause serious economic damage in aquaculture industry in these regions.