Stichocotyle nephropis Cunningham, 1884



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1986



Atlantic Ocean & North Sea


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cunningham, J. T. (1884a). On Stichocotyle Nephropis, a new Trematode. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of The Royal Society of Edinburgh 32(2): 273-280. [Abstract]


Other references:

Brattey, John and Campbell, Alan. (1986). A survey of parasites of the American lobster, Homarus americanus (Crustacea: Decapoda), from the Canadian Maritimes. Canadian Journal of Zoology 64(9): 1998-2003. [Abstract]

Cunningham, J. T. (1884b). A new marine trematode belonging to the Polystomidae. Zoologischer Anzeiger (172) 7: 399.

Gibson, D. I. (2001). Aspidogastrea, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). 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, 50: pp. 136.

Linton, E. (1940). Trematodes from fishes mainly from the Woods Hole region, Massachusetts. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 88: 1-172. [p. 37]

MacKenzie, Ken. (1963). Stichocotyle nephropis Cunningham, 1887 (Trematoda) in Scottish waters. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (13) 6(68): 505-506. [First page]

MacKenzie, Ken and Pert, Campbell. (2018). Evidence for the decline and possible extinction of a marine parasite species caused by intensive fishing. Fisheries Research. 198: 63-65. [Abstract]

Nickerson, W. S. (1895). On Stichocotyle nephrosis Cunningham, a parasite of the american lobster. Zoologische Jahrbücher Anatomie 8: 447-480.

Skrjabin, K. I. (1952). Trematode subclass Aspidogastrea Faust et Tang, 1936. Osnovy Trematodologii. 6: 6-149. (In Russian). [p. 128]

Symonds, D. J. (1972). Infestation of Nephrops norvegicus (L.) by Stichocotyle nephropis Cunningham in British waters. Journal of Natural History 6(4): 423-426. [Abstract]

WoRMS (2022). Stichocotyle nephropis Cunningham, 1884. Accessed at: on 2022-04-03


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