Rohde, Klaus Department of Zoology, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia.
Last reviewed:January 2021
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Parasitic flatworms (flukes) comprising two major groups, the Aspidogastrea and the Digenea. Many species of Trematoda can cause serious diseases (most importantly, schistosomiasis) in vertebrates, including humans, livestock, fowl, and fishes. See also: Parasitology; Platyhelminthes
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