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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.Although they feed on the blood of dogs and cats, they sometimes bite humans.
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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]
Dipylidium caninum (cucumber tapeworm)[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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