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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Order: Plagiorchiida
Suborder: Apocreadiata
Superfamily: Apocreadioidea
Family: Apocreadiidae
Skrjabin, 1942

Apocreadiidae is a family of parasitic worms in the class Trematoda.


Members of the family are characterised by having extensive vitelline (yolk producing) follicles, eye-spot pigment dispersed in the front half of the body, a rod-shaped excretory vesicle, no cirrus-sac and the genital pore just in front of the ventral sucker or occasionally just behind it.[1]


The World Register of Marine Species lists the following genera:[2]


  1. ^ Cribb, T.H.; R.A. Bray (1999). "A review of the Apocreadiidae Skrjabin, 1942 (Trematoda: Digenea) and description of Australian species". Syst Parasitol. PubMed. 44 (1): 1–36. doi:10.1023/a:1006197201426. PMID 10619071. 
  2. ^ Cribb, Thomas (2011). "Apocreadiidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2012-03-05.