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Ctenocephalides felis (Cat flea)

Synonyms: Ctenocephalus cati; Ctenocephalus concoloris; Ctenocephalus enneodus; Ctenocephalus murina; Ctenocephalus musculi; Ctenocephalus nasuae; Ctenocephalus obscurus; Ctenocephalus rufulus; Ctenocephalus serraticeps
Language: Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

The cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis, is one of the most abundant and widespread species of flea on Earth.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore

Prey / Diet

Homo sapiens (man)[2]


Parasite of 
Aepyprymnus rufescens (Rufous Rat-kangaroo)[2]
Antechinus swainsonii (Dusky Antechinus)[2]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[2]
Dasyurus viverrinus (Eastern Quoll)[2]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[2]
Felis chaus furax (Jungle cat)[3]
Hydromys chrysogaster (Golden-bellied water rat)[2]
Isoodon macrourus (Northern Brown Bandicoot)[2]
Isoodon obesulus (Southern Brown Bandicoot)[2]
Lepus capensis (Cape Hare)[2]
Liomys adspersus (Panamanian spiny pocket mouse)[4]
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo)[2]
Nyctereutes procyonoides (Raccoon dog)[5]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[2]
Petrodromus tetradactylus (Four-toed Elephant Shrew)[6]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[7]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[2]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[2]
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)[7]
Sylvilagus audubonii (Desert Cottontail)[8]
Thylogale stigmatica (Red-legged Pademelon)[2]
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail)[2]
Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)[7]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[7]


Parasitized by 
Dipylidium caninum (cucumber tapeworm)[9]





Attributes / relations provided by
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.
3THE PARASITIC FAUNA AND THE FOOD HABITS OF THE WILD JUNGLE CAT FELIS CHAUS FURAX DE WINTON, 1898 IN IRAQ, Mohammad K. Mohammad, Bull. Iraq nat. Hist. Mus. (2008) 10(2): 65-78
4Liomys adspersus, Michelle V. Gonzales, Blas Armien, Anibal Armien, and Jorge Salazar-Bravo, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 759, pp. 1–3 (2004)
5International Flea Database
6Petrodromus tetradactylus, Mark R. Jennings and Galen B. Rathbun, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 682, pp. 1–6 (2001)
7Nunn, 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.
8Sylvilagus audubonii, Joseph A. Chapman and Gale R. Willner, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 106, pp. 1-4 (1978)
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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