Among the parasitic taxa studied for their metal accumulation properties, especially Acanthocephala and Cestoda proved to be promising sentinels for metal pollution. However, studies on metal accumulation are still sparse for other parasite groups, mainly due to their small body size. In the present study, we collected the relatively large-sized monogenean Mazocraes alosae Hermann, 1782 from the gills of Pontic Shad (Alosa immaculata Bennet 1835) from its spawning region – the Danube River. The host tissues gills, muscle, intestine and liver, the monogeneans as well as the nematode Hysterothylacium aduncum (Rudolphi, 1802), in the cases of coinfected fish, were analysed for the elements As, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb, Se and Zn. All elements (except of As) were found in higher concentrations in monogeneans and nematodes compared to host muscle tissue. High bioconcentration factors were obtained for toxic elements such as Cd and Pb with concentrations being approximately 12 and 251 times higher in monogeneans and 773 and 33 in nematodes, respectively, as compared to host muscle tissue. In comparison to other host organs, however, some elements were found in similar or even lower concentrations in the parasites. Thus, monogeneans do not exhibit the high accumulation potential reported for other parasitic taxa. Physiological adaptations of the migratory host fish between freshwater and marine habitats with differences in uptake pathways and biological availability of elements can be discussed as a possible explanation for this divergent accumulation pattern.