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Ctenocephalides canis (Dog flea)

Synonyms: Ctenocephalus canis; Ctenocephalus novemdentatus
Language: Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

The dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) is a species of flea that lives as an ectoparasite on a wide variety of mammals, particularly the domestic dog and cat. It closely resembles the cat flea, Ctenophalides felis, which can live on a wider range of animals and is generally more prevalent worldwide. The dog flea is troublesome because it can spread Dipylidium caninum.
View Wikipedia Record: Ctenocephalides canis

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Dungeness 7966 England, United Kingdom
Hackpen Hill 89 England, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Homo sapiens[1]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[2]


Parasite of 
Arctocephalus pusillus (Brown Fur Seal)[2]
Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus (Tasmanian fur seal)[3]
Arvicanthis niloticus (Nile kusu)[3]
Buteo buteo (Common Buzzard)[3]
Canis aureus (Golden Jackal)[3]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[3]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[3]
Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dog)[3]
Cricetus cricetus (black-bellied hamster)[3]
Dipus sagitta (northern three-toed jerboa)[3]
Erinaceus europaeus (western European hedgehog)[3]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[3]
Gallus gallus (Red Junglefowl)[3]
Geronticus eremita (Northern Bald Ibis)[3]
Homo sapiens (man)[3]
Hystrix africaeaustralis (Cape porcupine)[3]
Leptailurus serval (Serval)[3]
Lepus capensis (Cape Hare)[3]
Lepus timidus (Mountain Hare)[3]
Lycalopex gymnocercus (Pampas Fox)[3]
Martes foina (Beech Marten)[3]
Meles meles (European Badger)[3]
Mus musculus (house mouse)[3]
Mustela putorius (European Polecat)[3]
Mustela sibirica (Siberian Weasel)[3]
Myotis daubentonii (Daubenton's bat)[3]
Nesokia indica (short-tailed bandicoot rat)[3]
Nyctereutes procyonoides (Raccoon dog)[3]
Odocoileus hemionus (mule deer)[3]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[3]
Panthera pardus (Leopard)[3]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[3]
Sciurus vulgaris (Eurasian red squirrel)[3]
Spermophilus citellus (European ground squirrel)[3]
Spermophilus pygmaeus (little ground squirrel)[3]
Spilogale putorius (Eastern Spotted Skunk)[3]
Strix uralensis (Ural Owl)[3]
Suricata suricatta (Meerkat)[3]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[3]
Talpa europaea (European Mole)[3]
Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)[4]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[3]
Vulpes corsac (Corsac Fox)[3]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[3]


Parasitized by 
Dipetalonema reconditum <Unverified Name>[5]
Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm)[5]
Dirofilaria repens <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis diminuta <Unverified Name>[5]
Hymenolepis fraterna <Unverified Name>[5]





Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
3International Flea Database
4Nunn, 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.
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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