This post was written by admin on February 2, 2010
Posted Under: Glossary

A Class of Parasites,

They are usually Ectoparasites on Fishes,with Direct life cycle ,and  mostly Hermaphrodites ,but Gyrodactylids are exceptional and they are Viviparous

They are very Host specific , their Infective larva is called Oncomiracidium

e.g. Gyrodactylus ,Dactylogyrus , Nitzschia ,Diclybothrium

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