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Dipylidium caninum (cucumber tapeworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Dipylidium caninum, also called the cucumber tapeworm or the double-pore tapeworm, is a cyclophyllid cestode that infects organisms afflicted with fleas and canine chewing lice, including dogs, cats, and pet-owners, especially children. Adult worms are about 18 inches long.
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Parasite of 
Canis aureus (Golden Jackal)[1]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[1]
Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dog)[1]
Ctenocephalides canis (Dog flea)[1]
Ctenocephalides felis (Cat flea)[1]
Ctenocephalus felis <Unverified Name>[1]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[1]
Felis margarita (Sand Cat)[1]
Felis silvestris (Wildcat)[1]
Herpestes ichneumon (Egyptian Mongoose)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Hyaena hyaena (Striped Hyena)[1]
Lycalopex culpaeus (Culpeo)[1]
Lynx pardinus (Iberian Lynx)[2]
Nyctereutes procyonoides (Raccoon dog)[1]
Otocyon megalotis (Bat-eared Fox)[1]
Paguma larvata (Masked Palm Civet)[1]
Prionailurus viverrinus (Fishing Cat)[1]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[1]
Vulpes bengalensis (Bengal Fox)[1]
Vulpes velox (Swift Fox)[3]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[1]


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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 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. 3SPECIES ASSESSMENT FOR SWIFT FOX (VULPES VELOX) IN WYOMING, DARBY N. DARK-SMILEY AND DOUGLAS A. KEINATH, prepared for United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, December 2003
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