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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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Monogeneans were quantified under a stereomicroscope in a labeled Petri dish and later mounted on slides with Hoyer's medium for identification.
Population dynamics of Cichlidogyrid monogeneans from the gills of three Tilapia spp.
Chishawa, "Monogeneans of three siluriform fish species in Lake Kariba Zimbabwe," Journal of African Zoology, vol.
Nemeth, "Effects of three Caribbean cleaner shrimps on ectoparasitic monogeneans in a semi-natural environment," Coral Reefs, vol.
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.
Earlier, the mode of action of artemisinin, the active component of Artemisia spp., has been investigated in trematodes, gastrointestinal nematodes, monogeneans, and R.
(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.