A class of flatworms that comprises those flukes that are internal parasites. The monogenean flukes are sometimes also placed in this class. See fluke2 (sense 1) and digenean.
- Coregonus hoyi is heavily parasitized, with common parasites including: Botriochocephalidae, Nematoda, Trematoda, Cestoda, Acanthocephala.
- The Trematoda, or flukes, are all parasitic, and have complex life cycles specialized for parasitism in animal tissues.
- The medically important flatworms are further divided into the flukes (Trematoda) and tapeworms (Cestoda).
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek trēmatōdēs 'perforated', from trēma 'hole'.
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