fluke
monogenetic trematode parasites common on fishes, of various taxa (such as Gyrodactylus spp., Dactylogyrus spp.). These flukes anchor in the skin, fins and gills often causing excessive mucus secretion. Fish exhibit flashing, scratching, fraying of fins, clamped fins, flaring of opercula, and severe gill infections resulting in death. Digenetic eye flukes (Diplostomum spathecum) cause white spots in the eye and eventually blindness. Black-spot disease (q.v.) is also caused by a fluke

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

Synonyms:
, / (of a whale) / , , (Platessa flesus or maximus) / , (primarily, at billiards) / , , (Distoma hepaticum)


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