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Dicyema macrocephalum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Dicyemida
Class: Rhombozoa
Family: Dicyemidae
van Beneden, 1882

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The Dicyemidae is a family of tiny parasites that live in the renal appendages of cephalopods. It contains the following genera and species:[1]


  1. ^ http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=14222
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Furuya, Hidetaka; Tsuneki, Kazuhiko (2003). "Biology of Dicyemid Mesozoans". Zoological Science. 20 (5): 519–532. doi:10.2108/zsj.20.519. PMID 12777824. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Furuya, Hidetaka (Oct 2008). "Three new dicyemids from Octopus sasakii (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Octopoda)". Journal of Parasitology. 94 (5): 1071–1081. doi:10.1645/GE-1580.1. ISSN 0022-3395. PMID 18576860.