Taxonavigation: Digenea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Subphylum: Rhabditophora
Superclassis: Neodermata
Classis: Trematoda
Subclassis: Digenea

Digenea Incertae sedis
Genus : Cercaria
Species (20):


Cercaria Müller, 1773 (in "Infusoria")

Note:Taxonomy: a larval group name used (even currently) for taxa described at the cercarial stage of development when the real generic name is not known - the species combined with Cercaria (used as a genus) are recognised when in a legal format


  • Müller, O.F. 1773. Vermium terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu animalium infusoriorum, helminthicorum et testaceorum, non marinorum, succincta historia. Vol. 1 pp. [1–33], 1–135. Havniae & Lipsiae: Apud Heineck et Faber. BHL Reference page

Vernacular namesEdit

français: Cercaire