Fasciolidae is a family of trematodes and includes several veterinary and medical important parasites. Family Fasciolidae is divided into 5 genera. Flukes of the family are localized in liver, gall bladder, and the intestine. The life cycle of fasciolid flukes includes one intermediate host – freshwater snails from family Lymnaeidae.
- length of adults: 2 (Parafasciolopsis) up to 10 cm (Fasciola gigantica, Fascioloides magna)
- suckers: oral and ventral sucker are closely located
- cercariae: gymnocephalic shape
Sytematics within family
According to Olson et al.
2003 the family has five genera: