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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Cestoda (Eucestoda)
Order: Pseudophyllidea
Family: Schistocephalidae
Subfamily: Schistocephalinae
Genus: Schistocephalus

Schistocephalus is a genus of tapeworm of fish, fish-eating birds and rodents. It includes Schistocephalus solidus, a common hermaphroditic parasite of fish and fish-eating water birds.[1][2]


  1. ^ Luscher A, Wedekind C (2002). "Size-dependent discrimination of mating partners in the simultaneous hermaphrodite cestode Schistocephalus solidus". Behavioral Ecology 13 (2): 254–9. doi:10.1093/beheco/13.2.254. 
  2. ^ Christen M, Milinski M (April 2003). "The consequences of self-fertilization and outcrossing of the cestode Schistocephalus solidus in its second intermediate host". Parasitology 126 (Pt 4): 369–78. doi:10.1017/S0031182003002956. PMID 12741516.