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Title: Echinostomata  
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Subject: Fasciola, Fasciola gigantica, Ribeiroia, Echinostoma, Psilostomatidae, Fasciolopsis
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Adult Common Liver Flukes (Fasciola hepatica, left) and Giant Liver Fluke (Fascioloides magna) of the Fasciolidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Order: Echinostomida
Suborder: Echinostomata

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The Echinostomata are a suborder of the parasitic flatworm order Echinostomida. A highly notable family is the Fasciolidae. These contain several species causing major parasitic diseases in humans.

Selected families


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