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Helicometra fasciata (Rudolphi, 1819) Odhner, 1902

108875  (

Allocreadium fasciatum (Rudolphi, 1819) Ohdner, 1901 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Allocreadium labri (Stossich, 1886) Odhner, 1901 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Allocreadium sinuatum (Rudolphi, 18189) Odhner, 1901 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Distoma fasciatum Rudolphi, 1819 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Distoma sinuatum Rudolphi, 1819 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Distomum labri Stossich, 1886 · unaccepted (Superseded combination)
Helicometra dochmosorchis Manter & Pritchard, 1960 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Helicometra flava Stossich, 1903 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Helicometra hypodytis Yamaguti, 1934 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (according to Sekerak & Arai (1974))
Helicometra markewitschi Pogorel'tseva, 1954 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (according to Sekerak & Arai (1974))
Helicometra mutabilis (Stossich, 1902) Stossich, 1903 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Helicometra scorpaenae Wang, 1982 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (renamed Helicometra neoscorpanae...)  
renamed Helicometra neoscorpanae Wang, Wang & Zhang, 1992
Helicometra sinuata (Rudolphi, 1819) Odhner, 1902 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Helicometra upapalu Yamaguti, 1970 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (according to Sekerak & Arai (1974))
Loborchis mutabilis Stossich, 1902 · unaccepted > superseded combination
marine, brackish
(of Distoma fasciatum Rudolphi, 1819) Rudolphi, C. A. (1819). Entozoorum Synopsis cui Accedunt Mantissa Duplex et Indices Locupletissimi. Berolini: Augusti Rücker. ix + 811 pp., pls. 1-3., available online at
page(s): 373 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in Tyrrhenian Sea  
type locality contained in Tyrrhenian Sea [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
WoRMS (2024). Helicometra fasciata (Rudolphi, 1819) Odhner, 1902. Accessed at: on 2024-05-26
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original description  (of Helicometra flava Stossich, 1903) Stossich, M. (1903). Una nuova specie di Helicometra Odhner. <em>Arch. Parasitol. Paris.</em> 7 (3): 373–376.
page(s): 373 [details]   

original description  (of Helicometra markewitschi Pogorel'tseva, 1954) Pogorel'tseva, T. P. (1954). New species of digenetic trematodes from fishes in the Black Sea. <em>Naukovi Zapiski Kievskogo Derjavnogo Pedagogicheskogo Institutu.</em> 15(Biol. Ser. 2): 133-137.
page(s): 133 [details]   

original description  (of Helicometra sinuata (Rudolphi, 1819) Odhner, 1902) Rudolphi, C. A. (1819). Entozoorum Synopsis cui Accedunt Mantissa Duplex et Indices Locupletissimi. Berolini: Augusti Rücker. ix + 811 pp., pls. 1-3., available online at [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Helicometra hypodytis Yamaguti, 1934) Yamaguti, S. (1934). Studies on the helminth fauna of Japan. Part 2. Trematodes of fishes. <em>I. Japanese Journal of Zoology.</em> 5: 249-541.
page(s): 301 [details]   

original description  (of Helicometra neoscorpanae Wang, Wang & Zhang, 1992) Wang, Y.-Y.; Wang, P.-Q.; Zhang, W.-H. (1992). Opecoelid trematodes of marine fishes from Fujian Province. <em>Wuyi Science Journal.</em> 9: 67-89.
page(s): 72; note: Renaming of H. scorpaenae Wang, 1982 nec Prudhoe & Bray, 1973 [details]   

original description  (of Helicometra scorpaenae Wang, 1982) Wang, P. Q. (1982). Some digenetic trematodes of marine fishes from Fujian Province, China. <em>Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica.</em> 13, 179–194. (In Chinese).
page(s): 188, 194 [details]   

original description  (of Helicometra upapalu Yamaguti, 1970) Yamaguti, S. (1970). <em>Digenetic trematodes of Hawaiian fishes.</em> Tokyo: Keigaku, 436 pp.
page(s): 83 [details]   

original description  (of Loborchis mutabilis Stossich, 1902) Stossich, M. (1902). 1902 Sopra una nuova specie delle Allocreadiinae. <em>Archives de Parasitologie.</em> 5: 578-582.
page(s): 579 [details]   

original description  (of Distoma fasciatum Rudolphi, 1819) Rudolphi, C. A. (1819). Entozoorum Synopsis cui Accedunt Mantissa Duplex et Indices Locupletissimi. Berolini: Augusti Rücker. ix + 811 pp., pls. 1-3., available online at
page(s): 373 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Helicometra dochmosorchis Manter & Pritchard, 1960) Manter, H. W.; Pritchard, M. H. (1960). Some Digenetic Trematodes of Eels of Hawaii. <em>The Journal of Parasitology.</em> 46(5): 651-658., available online at
page(s): 653 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Distoma sinuatum Rudolphi, 1819) Rudolphi, C. A. (1819). Entozoorum Synopsis cui Accedunt Mantissa Duplex et Indices Locupletissimi. Berolini: Augusti Rücker. ix + 811 pp., pls. 1-3., available online at
page(s): 97, 374 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

taxonomy source Reversat, J.; Maillard, C.; Silan, P. (1991). Polymorphismes phenotypique et enzymatique: interet et limites dans la description d'especes d'Helicometra (Trematoda: Opecoelidae), mesoparasites de teleosteens marins. <em>Systematic Parasitology.</em> 19 (2): 147–158., available online at
page(s): 147 [details]   

taxonomy source Paniagua, E.; Vilas, R.; Sanmartín, M.; Santamarina, M.; Leiro, J.; Ubeira, F. (1999). Characterization by enzyme electrophoresis of specimens of the genus Helicometra (Trematoda, Opecoelidae) from fish caught off the coast of Northwest Spain. <em>Parasite.</em> 6 (1): 89–91., available online at
page(s): 89; note: The results suggest that all specimens belong to only one species, probably H. fasciata [details]   

basis of record Gibson, D.I. (2001). Digenea, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 136-142 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Naidenova, N.N. (1974). Parasitofauna of fishes of the Family Gobiidae of the Black Sea and of the Sea of Asov. Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSSR, Alexander Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, Kiev 182pp.
page(s): 33 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Kohn, A.; Fernandes, B.M.M.; Cohen, S.C. (2007). South American trematode parasites of fishes. <em>CNPq, FIOCRUZ.</em> 318 pp. [details]   

additional source Manter, H. W. (1933). The genus Helicometra and related trematodes from Tortugas, Florida. <em>Papers from the Tortugas Laboratory of the Carnegie Institute of Washington.</em> 435, 167-182. [details]   

additional source Fischthal, J. H.; Thomas, J. D. (1972). Digenetic trematodes of marine fishes from Senegal. <em>Bulletin de l'Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noire.</em> 34A: 292-322.
page(s): 315 [details]   

additional source Overstreet, R. M., J. O. Cook, and R. W. Heard. 2009. Trematoda (Platyhelminthes) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 419–486 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Radujkovic, B.; Sundic, D. (2014). Parasitic flatworms (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea, Digenea, Cestoda) of fishes from the Adriatic Sea. <em>Natura Montenegrina.</em> 13 (1):7–280., available online at
page(s): 58 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Jousson, O.; Bartoli, P.; Pawlowski, J. (1999). Molecular identification of developmental stages in Opecoelidae (Digenea). <em>International Journal for Parasitology.</em> 29: 1853–1858.
page(s): 1854 [details]   

additional source Luque, J., Oliva, M. (1993). Trematodes of marine fishes from the Peruvian faunistic province (Perú and Chile), with description of Lecithochirium callaoensis n. sp. and new records. <em>Revista de Biologia Marina.</em> 28(2): 271-286.
page(s): 276 [details]   

additional source Akmirza, A. (2013). Digenean trematodes of fish in the waters off Gökçeada, the Aegean Sea, Turkey. <em>Journal of Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment.</em> 19 (3): 283–˗298.
page(s): 293 [details]   

additional source Tepe, Y.; Oğuz, M. C.; Heckmann, R. A. (2014). Digenean and cestode parasites of teleost fish from the Eastern Black Sea Region. <em>Turkish Journal of Zoology.</em> 38: 209–215., available online at
page(s): 211 [details]   

additional source Gargouri Ben Abdallah, L., Elbohli, S., Maamouri, F. (2010). Digenean diversity in labrid fish from the Bay of Bizerte in Tunisia. <em>Journal of Helminthology.</em> 84: 27–33.
page(s): 29 [details]   

additional source Lozano, C., Ubeda, J. M., de Rojas, M., Ariza, C., Guevara, D. C. (2002). Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925 (Platyhelminthes, Trematoda, Digenea) parasites of marine fishes from southern Iberian Peninsula coasts. <em>Boletin de la Real Sociedad Espanola de Historia Natural Seccion Biologica.</em> 97 (1-4): 27–32. [details]   

additional source Chero, J., Iannacone, J., Cruces, C., Saez, G., Alvarino, L. (2014). Community of metazoan parasites of corvina drum Cilus gilberti (Abbott, 1899) (Perciformes: Sciaenidae) in the coastal zone of Chorrillos, Lima, Peru. <em>Neotropical Helminthology.</em> 8 (1): 163–182. [details]   

additional source Paradiznik, V. (1991). Helicometra fasciata (Rudolphi, 1819) Odhner, 1902, Trematoda, Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925, of large-scaled, Lepidotrigla aspera GTHR., from North Adriatic. <em>Zbornik Veterinarske Fakultete Univerza Ljubljana.</em> 28 (1): 77–78.
page(s): 77 [details]   

additional source González, M. T.; Henríquez, V.; López, Z. (2013). Variations in the fecundity and body size of digenean (Opecoelidae) species parasitizing fishes from Northern Chile. <em>Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía.</em> 48 (3): 421–429., available online at
page(s): 425 [details]   

additional source Katokhin, A. V., Kornyychuk, Y. M. (2020). Genotyping of Black Sea trematodes of the family Opecoelidae by mitochondrial markers. <em>Marine Biological Journal.</em> 5 (4): 15–27. (In Russian)., available online at
page(s): 17 [details]   

additional source Parukhin, A. M. (1968). Helminthofauna of fishes of South Atlantic. [NB For host list for this paper see Parukhin (1966, pp. 219–222]. <em>Biologiya Morya, Kiev.</em> 14, 96–113. (In Russian).
page(s): 102 [details]   

additional source Levron, C., Ternengo, S., Marchand, B. (2003). Ultrastructure of spermiogenesis and the spermatozoon of Helicometra fasciata (Digenea, Opecoelidae), a parasite of Labrus merula (Pisces, Teleostei). <em>Acta Parasitologica.</em> 48: 255–264.
page(s): 255 [details]   

additional source Belofastova, I. P., Matschekevsky, V. K., Pronkina, N. V. (2004). Parasite fauna of Black Sea Lipophrys pavo under anthropogenic factors. <em>Ekologiya Morya.</em> 66: 12–16. (In Russian).
page(s): 12 [details]   

additional source Oliva, M. E., Muñoz, M. A. (1985). Helicometra fasciata (Rudolphi, 1819) y Helicometrina nimia Linton, 1910 (Trematoda: Opecoelidae) en peces marinos de la II Región, Chile. <em>Parasitología al Día.</em> 9: 107–111. [details]   

redescription Paradiznik, V., Radujkovic, B. (2007). Digenea trematodes in fish of the north Adriatic Sea. <em>Acta Adriatica.</em> 48 (2): 115–129.
page(s): 120 [details]   

redescription Korniychuk, J. M. (1999). Phenotypic hostal differentiation of Helicometra fasciata (Rud., 1891) maritae. <em>Ekologiya Morya.</em> 49: 44–48. (In Russian).
page(s): 44 [details]   

redescription Palombi, A. (1929). Ricerche sul ciclo evolutivo di Helicometra fasciata (Rud.). Revisione delle specie del genere Helicometra Odhner. <em>Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli.</em> 9 (2): 237–292.
page(s): 240 [details]   

redescription Palombi, A. (1931). Il polimorfismo nei Trematodi. Ricerche sperimentali su Helicometra fasciata (Rud.) [Helicometra fasciata (Rud.) = H. pulchella (Rud.) = H. sinuata (Rud.)]. <em>Annuario del Museo Zoologico della Reale Università di Napoli.</em> 6 (5): 1–8.
page(s): 1 [details]   

redescription Hopkins, S. H. (1941). The excretory systems of Helicometra and Cymbephallus (Trematoda), with remarks on their relationships. <em>Transactions of the American Microscopical Society.</em> 60 (1): 41–44., available online at
page(s): 41 [details]   

redescription Korniychuk, Y. M. (2008). Annual dynamics of abundance, length and age frequency of Helicometra fasciata (Rud., 1819) maritae in the Black Sea coastal zone. <em>Morskyi Ekolohichnyi Zhurnal.</em> 7: 54–58. (In Russian).
page(s): 54 [details]   

redescription Akmirza, A. (2004). Parasite fauna of greater weaver (Trachinus draco Linnaeus, 1758). <em>Acta Adriatica.</em> 45 (1): 35–41. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 37 [details]   

redescription Korniychuk, J. M. (2000). Morphological variability of genus Helicometra (Trematoda: Opecoelidae) maritae from the Black Sea. <em>Ekologiya Morya.</em> 51: 40–44. (In Russian).
page(s): 40 [details]   

redescription Sokolov, S. G.; Shchenkov, S. V.; Khasanov, F. K.; Kornyychuk, Y. M.; Gordeev, I. I. (2022). Redescription and phylogenetic assessment of Helicometra antarcticae Holloway & Bier, 1968 (Trematoda, Opecoelidae), with evidence of non-monophyletic status of the genus Helicometra Odhner, 1902. <em>Zoosystema.</em> 44(15)., available online at [details]   

redescription Korniychuk, Y. M. (2008). Parthenogenetic generations of Helicometra fasciata Rud., 1819 (Trematoda: Opecoelidae) in the Black Sea molluscs Gibbula adriatica. <em>Parazitologiia.</em> 42 (1): 41–52. (In Russian).
page(s): 42 [details]   

redescription Mathias, P. (1934). Sur quelques trématodes de poissons marins de la région de Banyuls. <em>Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale.</em> 75: 567–581.
page(s): 569 [details]   

redescription Timon-David, J. (1937). Étude sur les trématodes parasites des poissons du golfe de Marseille. <em>Bulletin de l'Institut Océanographique de Monaco.</em> 717: 1–24.
page(s): 10 [details]   

redescription Akmirza, A. (2012). Metazoan Parasite Fauna of Conger Eel (Conger conger L.) Near Gökçeada, Northeasten Aegean Sea, Turkey. <em>Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi.</em> 18(5):845-848. [In English; abstract in Turkish]., available online at 
page(s): 846 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Palombi, A. (1934). Gli stadi larvali dei Trematodi del Golfo di Napoli. i. Contributo allo Studio della morfologia, biologia e sistematica delle cercarie marine. <em>Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli.</em> 14: 51–94.
page(s): 86 [details]   

redescription Lopez-Roman, R., Guevara Pozo, D. (1977). Some Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925 from teleosts of the Alboran Sea. <em>Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Instituto de Biologia Publicaciones Especiales.</em> 4: 223–231.
page(s): 228 [details]   

redescription Parukhin, A. M. (1970). On the study of trematode fauna in fish from the Red Sea and Aden Bay. <em>Biologiya Morya, Kiev.</em> 20: 187–213. (In Russian).
page(s): 196 [details]   

redescription Radujković, B.M., Orecchia, P., Paggi, L. (1989). Parasites des poissons marin du Montenegro: digènes. <em>Acta Adriatica.</em> 30(1-2): 137-187.
page(s): 170 [details]   

redescription Greze, V. N., Delyamure, S. L. & Nikolaeva, V. M. (Eds.). (1975). <em>Key to the parasites of vertebrates of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.</em> Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 551 pp. (In Russian).
page(s): 128 [details]   

redescription Dolgikh, A. V., Naidenova, N. N. (1968). On the fauna of helminths of Gaidropsarus mediterraneus (L.) from the Black Sea. <em>Parazitologiya.</em> 2: 448–453. (In Russian).
page(s): 451 [details]   

redescription Nikolaeva, V. M., Solonchenko, A. I. (1970). The helminth fauna of some benthopelagic fish in the Black Sea. <em>Biologiya Morya, Kiev.</em> 20: 129-166. (In Russian).
page(s): 136 [details]   

redescription Osmanov, S. O. (1940). Материалы к паразитофауне рыб Черного моря (Materials on the parasite fauna of the Black Sea fishes; Materialy k parazitofaune ryb Chernogo Morya). <em>Ученые Записки Ленинградского педагогического института им. А. И. Герцена, Каф. Зоологии и Дарвинизма (Uchenye Zapiski, Leningradskogo Gosudarstvennogo Pedagogicheskogo Instituta imeni Gertsena, Kafedra Zoologii i Darvinizma; Proceedings of A.I. Herzen Leningrad State Pedagogical Institute, Department of Zoology and Darwinism).</em> 30-187-265.
page(s): 208 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Crowcroft, P. W. (1947). Some digenetic trematodes from fishes of shallow Tasmanian waters. <em>Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania.</em> 1946, 5-25.
page(s): 5 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Gaevskaya, A.V., 2002. New data on trematodes of the families Opecoelidae and Accacoelidae Accacoeliidae from fishes in Atlantic Ocean and its seas. Parazitologiya (St. Petersbg.) 36, 219-223.
page(s): 221 [details]   

redescription Bray, R. A. (1987). Some helminth parasites of marine fishes of south Africa: family Opecoelidae (Digenea). <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 21(4): 1049-1075., available online at
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redescription Bray, R. A.; Cribb, T. H. (1989). Digeneans of the family Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925 from the southern Great Barrier Reef, including a new genus and three new species. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 23(2): 429-473., available online at
page(s): 448 [details]   

redescription Dawes, B. (1947). The Trematoda of British Fishes. <em>Ray Society, London.</em> 364 pp.
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redescription Skrjabin, K. I., Koval, V. P. (1958). Family Opecoelidae Ozaki, 1925. Subfamilies: Coitocaecinae Poche, 1925; Plagioporinae Manter, 1947. <em>Osnovy Trematodologii.</em> 15, 329–818. (In Russian).
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redescription Janiszewska, J. (1953). Some Adriatic Sea fish trematodes. <em>Zoologica Poloniae.</em> 6, 20–48.
page(s): 21 [details]   

redescription Oguz, M.C., Bray, R.A. (2006). Digenetic trematodes of some teleost fish off the Mudanya Coast (Sea of Marmara, Bursa, Turkey). <em>Helminthologia.</em> 43, 161-167.
page(s): 163 [details]   

redescription Aken'Ova, T. O. L.; Cribb, T. H.; Bray, R. A. (2005). Helicometra Odhner, 1902 (Digenea: Opecoelidae) in Australian waters: problems of species identification and a description of H. sprenti n. sp. <em>Systematic Parasitology.</em> 63(1): 17-27., available online at
page(s): 21 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Odhner, T. (1902). Mitteilungen zur Kentniss der Distomen. 2. <em>Centralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde und Infektionskrankheiten.</em> 31(4): 152-162.
page(s): 162 [details]   

biology source Bartoli, P.; Gibson, D. I. (2007). Synopsis of the life cycles of Digenea (Platyhelminthes) from lagoons of the northern coast of the western Mediterranean. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 41 (25-28): 1553–1570., available online at
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biology source Korniychuk, Y. M. (2017). Polyhostal helminthes: How to make a quantitative estimation of their final host significance. <em>Zhurnal Obshchei Biologii.</em> 78 (6): 3–15.
page(s): 3 [details]   

biology source Korniychuk, Y. M. (2008). Seasonal dynamics of abundance and qualitative composition of trematode, Helicometra fasciata, metacercaria hemipopulation in coastal biocenosys biocoenosis of southwestern Crimea. <em>Ekologiya Morya.</em> 75: 9–15. (In Russian).
page(s): 9 [details]   

biology source Reversat, J.; Silan, P. (1991). Comparative population biology of digenes and their first intermediate host mollusc : the case of three Helicometra (Trematoda : Opecoelidae) endoparasites of marine prosobranchs (Gastropoda). <em>Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparée.</em> 66 (5): 219–225., available online at
page(s): 219 [details]   

biology source Reversat, J.; Silan, P. (1993). Comparative population biology of fish digenes: the case of three Helicometra (Trematoda : Opecoelidae) mesoparasites of marine teleosts in a Mediterranean lagoon. <em>Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparée.</em> 68 (3): 128–135., available online at
page(s): 128 [details]   

biology source Santos, M.; Eiras, J. (1995). A seasonal study on the parasitization of Lipophrys pholis (Pisces: Blenniidae) by Helicometra fasciata (Digenea: Opecoelidae) and Lecithochirium furcolabiatum (Digenea: Hemiuridae) in Portugal. <em>Aquaculture.</em> 132 (1-2): 175–181., available online at
page(s): 175 [details]   
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