Animalia > Nematoda > Secernentea > Spirurida > Onchocercidae > Dirofilaria > Dirofilaria immitis

Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Dirofilaria immitis, the heartworm or dog heartworm, is a parasitic roundworm that is spread from host to host through the bites of mosquitoes. The heartworm is a type of filarial worm, a small thread-like worm, that causes filariasis. The definitive host is the dog, but it can also infect cats, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and other animals, such as ferrets, sea lions and even, under very rare circumstances, humans. The parasite is commonly called "heartworm"; however, adults often reside in the pulmonary arterial system (lung arteries), as well as the heart, and a major effect on the health for the animal is a manifestation of damage to the lung vessels and tissues. Occasionally, adult heartworms migrate to the right heart and even the great veins in heavy infections. Heartworm infection may
View Wikipedia Record: Dirofilaria immitis


Parasite of 
Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)[1]
Aedes berlandi[1]
Aedes caspius[1]
Aedes cinereus[1]
Aedes detritius <Unverified Name>[1]
Aedes echinus[1]
Aedes geniculatus[1]
Aedes polynesiensis[1]
Aedes punctor[1]
Aedes rotumae[1]
Aedes samoanus[1]
Aedes scapularis[1]
Aedes taeniorhyncus <Unverified Name>[1]
Aedes vexans (vexans mosquito)[1]
Ailurus fulgens (Red Panda)[1]
Anopheles maculipennis[1]
Canis aureus (Golden Jackal)[1]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[1]
Canis latrans frustror (Coyote)[1]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[1]
Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[1]
Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dog)[1]
Canis lupus nubilus (Plains grey wolf)[1]
Canis lupus occidentalis (Grey wolf)[1]
Canis lupus rufus (Red Wolf)[1]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[1]
Catopuma temminckii (Asian Golden Cat)[1]
Cerdocyon thous (Crab-eating Fox)[1]
Chrysocyon brachyurus (Maned Wolf)[1]
Ctenocephalides canis (Dog flea)[1]
Culex modestus[1]
Culex pipiens (northern house mosquito)[1]
Culex quinquefasciatus (southern house mosquito)[1]
Culex richiardi <Unverified Name>[1]
Culex torrentium[1]
Cuon alpinus (Dhole)[1]
Cystophora cristata (Hooded Seal)[1]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[1]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[1]
Felis nigripes (Black-footed Cat)[1]
Gulo gulo luscus (Wolverine)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Hylobates lar (white-handed gibbon)[1]
Leopardus pardalis (Ocelot)[1]
Lepus brachyurus (Japanese Hare)[1]
Lontra canadensis (northern river otter)[1]
Lycaon pictus (African wild dog)[1]
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[1]
Macaca mulatta (rhesus monkey)[1]
Mustela itatsi (Japanese Weasel)[1]
Mustela putorius (European Polecat)[1]
Nasua narica (White-nosed Coati)[1]
Neofelis nebulosa (Clouded Leopard)[1]
Neovison vison (American Mink)[1]
Nyctereutes procyonoides (Raccoon dog)[1]
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)[1]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[1]
Panthera leo (Lion)[1]
Panthera onca (Jaguar)[1]
Panthera pardus (Leopard)[1]
Panthera tigris (Tiger)[1]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[1]
Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)[1]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[1]
Pteronura brasiliensis (Giant Otter)[1]
Puma concolor (Cougar)[2]
Puma concolor costaricensis (Costa Rican puma)[1]
Puma yagouaroundi (Jaguarundi)[1]
Pusa hispida (Ringed Seal)[1]
Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)[1]
Urocyon littoralis (Island Fox)[1]
Ursus americanus (black bear)[1]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[1]
Ursus thibetanus (Asian Black Bear)[1]
Vulpes bengalensis (Bengal Fox)[1]
Vulpes pallida (Pale Fox)[1]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[1]


New Zealand;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
2Nunn, 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.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access