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Toxocara canis

Wikipedia Abstract

Toxocara canis is worldwide-distributed helminth parasite of dogs and other canids. T. canis is gonochoristic, adult worms measure from 9 to 18 cm, are yellow-white in color, and occur in the intestine of the definitive host. In adult dogs, the infection is usually asymptomatic. By contrast, massive infection with T. canis can be fatal in puppies. As paratenic hosts, a number of various vertebrates, including humans, and some invertebrates can become infected.
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Parasite of 
Alopex beringensis <Unverified Name>[1]
Apodemus agrarius (Striped field mouse)[1]
Apodemus flavicollis (Yellow-necked mouse)[1]
Apodemus microps <Unverified Name>[1]
Apodemus sylvaticus (Old World wood and field mouse)[1]
Canis aureus (Golden Jackal)[1]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[1]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[1]
Canis lupus baileyi (Mexican wolf)[1]
Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[1]
Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dog)[1]
Canis lupus occidentalis (Grey wolf)[1]
Canis lupus pallipes (Indian grey wolf)[1]
Cerdocyon thous (Crab-eating Fox)[1]
Chrysocyon brachyurus (Maned Wolf)[1]
Clethrionomys glareolus (Bank vole)[1]
Crocuta crocuta (Spotted Hyena)[1]
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)[1]
Felis chaus furax (Jungle cat)[2]
Felis silvestris (Wildcat)[1]
Fennecus zerda <Unverified Name>[1]
Galerella sanguinea (Slender Mongoose)[1]
Genetta genetta (Common Genet)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Ichneumia albicauda (White-tailed Mongoose)[1]
Leopardus pardalis (Ocelot)[1]
Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)[1]
Lynx lynx (Eurasian Lynx)[1]
Lynx pardinus (Iberian Lynx)[1]
Martes melampus (Japanese Marten)[3]
Martes zibellina (Sable)[1]
Meles anakuma (Japanese Badger)[1]
Micromys minutus (Old World harvest mouse)[1]
Microtus arvalis (common vole)[1]
Mus musculus (house mouse)[1]
Mustela putorius (European Polecat)[1]
Mustela sibirica (Siberian Weasel)[1]
Nyctereutes procyonoides (Raccoon dog)[1]
Panthera leo (Lion)[1]
Panthera onca (Jaguar)[2]
Panthera tigris (Tiger)[1]
Pheretima posthuma <Unverified Name>[1]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[1]
Puma concolor (Cougar)[1]
Putorius putorius <Unverified Name>[1]
Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)[1]
Viverricula indica (Small Indian Civet)[1]
Vulpes bengalensis (Bengal Fox)[1]
Vulpes corsac (Corsac Fox)[1]
Vulpes lagopus (Arctic Fox)[1]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]


New Zealand (Alien);



Species recognized by Gordon D., , NZIB: New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 2THE PARASITIC FAUNA AND THE FOOD HABITS OF THE WILD JUNGLE CAT FELIS CHAUS FURAX DE WINTON, 1898 IN IRAQ, Mohammad K. Mohammad, Bull. Iraq nat. Hist. Mus. (2008) 10(2): 65-78 3Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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