NARMS taxon details

Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925

108432  (

Subfamily Bathycreadiinae Martin, Huston, Cutmore & Cribb, 2018
Subfamily Hamacreadiinae Martin, Downie & Cribb, 2020
Subfamily Helicometrinae Bray, Cribb, Littlewood & Waeschenbach, 2016
Subfamily Opecoelinae Ozaki, 1925
Subfamily Opecoelininae Gibson & Bray, 1984
Subfamily Opistholebetinae Fukui, 1929
Subfamily Plagioporinae Manter, 1947
Subfamily Podocotylinae Dollfus, 1959
Subfamily Scorpidotrematinae Sokolov, Shchenkov, Frolov & Gordeev, 2022
marine, brackish, fresh
Ozaki, Y. (1925). Preliminary notes on a trematode with anus. <em>Journal of Parasitology.</em> 12: 51-53. [details]   
ERMS (2021). Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925. Accessed at: on 2022-12-10
Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvanitidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2022). European Register of Marine Species. Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925. Accessed at: on 2022-12-10
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2010-04-26 13:13:54Z
2013-03-29 08:18:59Z
2020-06-17 08:01:26Z

original description Ozaki, Y. (1925). Preliminary notes on a trematode with anus. <em>Journal of Parasitology.</em> 12: 51-53. [details]   

basis of record Gibson, D.I. (2001). Digenea, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 136-142 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Martin, S. B.; Downie, A. J.; Cribb, T. H. (2020). A new subfamily for a clade of opecoelids (Trematoda: Digenea) exploiting marine fishes as second-intermediate hosts, with the first report of opecoelid metacercariae from an elasmobranch. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 188 (2): 455472., available online at [details]   

additional source Bray, R. A.; Cribb, T. H.; Littlewood, D. T. J.; Waeschenbach, A. (2016). The molecular phylogeny of the digenean family Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925 and the value of morphological characters, with the erection of a new subfamily. <em>Folia Parasitologica.</em> 63., available online at
page(s): 1 [details]   

identification resource Cribb, T. H. (2005). Family Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925. In: Jones, A., Bray, R. A. & Gibson, D. I. (Eds). <em>Keys to the Trematoda. Volume 2.</em> Wallingford: CAB International and the Natural History Museum, pp. 443531.
page(s): 443 [details]   

identification resource Skrjabin, K. I.; Petrov, A. M. (1958). Family Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925. Subfamilies Opecoelinae Stunkard, 1931; Genitocotylinae Skrjabin, Petrow et Koval, 1958; Horatrematinae Srivastava, 1942; Notoporinae Srivastava, 1942. <em>Osnovy Trematodologii.</em> 15: 79329. (In Russian).
page(s): 81 [details]   

identification resource Shimazu, T. (1988). Trematodes of the genera Coitocaecum, Dimerosaccus and Opecoelus (Opecoelidae: Opecoelinae) from freshwater fishes of Japan. <em>Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology.</em> 37, 1-19.
page(s): 1 [details]   

biology source Barnett, L. J.; Miller, T. L.; Cribb, T. H. (2014). A review of the currently recognised opecoelid cercariae, including the identification and emergence ecology of Cercaria capricornia XII (Digenea: Opecoelidae) from Nassarius olivaceus (Gastropoda: Nassariidae) in Central Queensland, Australia. <em>Parasitology International.</em> 63 (5): 670682., available online at
page(s): 670 [details]   
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