Superfamily Haploporoidea Nicoll, 1914

  • Rokkam MadhaviEmail author
  • Rodney A. Bray


Members of the family Haploporidae Nicoll, 1914 are parasites of marine, estuarine and freshwater teleost fishes. The superfamily Haploporoidea Nicoll, 1914 was erected by Mehra (1961) for the families Haploporidae, Waretrematidae Srivastava, 1937, Haplosplanchnidae Poche, 1925 and Megaperidae Manter, 1934. Later Overstreet and Curran (2005) discussed the relationships of these various families and included only two families under this superfamily: the Haploporidae and the Atractotrematidae. The Waretrematidae was reduced to a subfamily level, Waretrematinae under Haploporidae. The Haplosplanchnidae is included in a separate superfamily Haplosplanchnoidea Poche, 1925 (see Madhavi, 2005). The Megaperidae has been transferred to Lepocreadioidea Odhner, 1905 (see Bray, 2005a).


Haploporidae Madhavi Freshwater Teleost Fish External Seminal Vesicle Oral Sucker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyAndhra UniversityVisakhapatnamIndia
  2. 2.Life SciencesNatural History MuseumLondonUK

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