Heterophyidae

Het·er·o·phy·i·dae

(het'ĕr-ō-fī'i-dē),
A family of tiny fish-borne trematodes, including the genus Heterophyes and its common human parasite, Heterophyidae heterophyes.

Heterophyidae

(hĕt″ĕ-rŏf′ĭ-dē)
A family of Trematoda (flukes) that infests the intestines of dogs, cats, and other mammals including humans. It includes the genera Heterophyes, Haplorchis, Diorchitrema, and Metagonimus. Infestations are common in Egypt and in Asia. Intermediate hosts are snails; the cercaria encyst in fish, esp. mullets, or frogs.
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Descriptions of new species and some general taxonomic considerations, especially concerning the trematode family Heterophyidae.
Trematodes of the family Heterophyidae (Digenea) in Mexico: a review of species and new host and geographical records.
5%, but [greater than or equal to] 1 of 4 intestinal species of the family Heterophyidae was recovered from 100%.
The FZTs include many species, especially representatives of the families Heterophyidae, Echinostomatidae, and Opisthorchiidae.
Heterophyidae, Trematoda, with notes on its life-cycle.