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Stichocotyle nephropis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Subclass: Aspidogastrea
Order: Stichocotylida
Family: Stichocotylidae
Faust & Tang, 1936 [1]
Genus: Stichocotyle
Cunningham, 1884
Species: S. nephropis
Binomial name
Stichocotyle nephropis
Cunningham, 1884 [2]

Stichocotylidae is a monospecific genus of flatworms comprising the single species Stichocotyle nephropis, which is an internal parasite of elasmobranch fish, originally described from the Norway lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, by J. T. Cunningham in 1884.[3] This flatworm is distinguished by a single ventral row of well separated suckers.


  1. ^ "Stichocotylidae Faust and Tang, 1936". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stichocotyle nephropis Cunningham, 1884". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Grant D. Stentiford & Douglas M. Neil (2011). Grant Stentiford, ed. "Diseases of Edible Crustaceans". Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 106 (1): 92–109. doi:10.1016/j.jip.2010.09.017. PMID 21215358.  |chapter= ignored (help)