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Fasciola hepatica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Subclass: Digenea
Order: Echinostomida
Suborder: Echinostomata
Family: Fasciolidae
Genus: Fasciola
Linnaeus, 1758

Fasciola is a genus of trematodes which includes economically important parasite species. Members of genus Fasciola are commonly known as liver flukes. They cause the disease fasciolosis.



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