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Simulium damnosum

Synonyms: Edwardsellum cingulatum


Diet [1]  Omnivore
Water Biome [1]  Rivers and Streams

Prey / Diet

Homo sapiens (man)[2]


Synodontis comoensis (Catfish)[3]


Parasitized by 
Onchocerca ochengi <Unverified Name>[4]
Onchocerca ramachandrini <Unverified Name>[4]
Onchocerca volvulus <Unverified Name>[4]


Tropical Africa; tropical Africa;



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1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3First results of a study of the feeding habits of Synodontis comoensis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae) in a West African river (Comoé River, Comoé National Park, Côte d’Ivoire), Tidiani Koné, Essétchi P. Kouamélan, Stanislas S. Yao, Valentin N’Douba, Frans Ollevier, Aquat Ecol (2008) 42:35–42
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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