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Echidnophaga gallinacea (sticktight flea)

Synonyms: Xestopsylla pullulorum
Language: Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

Echidnophaga gallinacea, commonly known as the hen flea, stickfast flea and sticktight flea, occurs on a wide range of bird and mammal hosts. If uncontrolled it causes anaemia, loss of condition, severe skin irritation and sometimes death. The genus Echidnophaga (Olliff, 1886) includes some 21 species occurring in the Palaearctic, Afrotropic and Australasian regions, except for the hen flea which has acquired an inadvertent cosmopolitan distribution through the widespread introduction of domestic animals.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Rattus lutreolus (Australian swamp rat)[1]


Parasite of 
Aethomys chrysophilus (red rock rat)[2]
Ammospermophilus harrisii (Harris's antelope squirrel)[2]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[2]
Anthus pallidiventris (Long-legged Pipit)[2]
Arvicanthis abyssinicus (Abyssinian grass rat)[2]
Arvicanthis niloticus (Nile kusu)[2]
Asio capensis (Marsh Owl)[2]
Bassariscus astutus (Ringtail)[2]
Bettongia lesueur (Boodie)[2]
Bos taurus (cow)[3]
Bos taurus indicus (aurochs)[1]
Canis aureus (Golden Jackal)[2]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[3]
Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dog)[2]
Capra hircus (domestic goat)[1]
Caracal caracal (Caracal)[2]
Chaetodipus californicus (California pocket mouse)[2]
Chaetodipus nelsoni (Nelson's pocket mouse)[4]
Cheramoeca leucosterna (White-backed Swallow)[2]
Chlorocebus aethiops (vervet monkey)[2]
Civettictis civetta (African Civet)[2]
Colaptes auratus (Northern Flicker)[2]
Colobus polykomos (king colobus)[2]
Columba livia (Rock Pigeon)[2]
Cracticus tibicen <Unverified Name>[1]
Cricetomys gambianus (Gambian rat)[2]
Cricetulus migratorius (gray dwarf hamster)[2]
Cynictis penicillata (Yellow Mongoose)[5]
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)[2]
Dipodomys merriami (Merriam's kangaroo rat)[2]
Equus caballus (horse)[2]
Erinaceus europaeus (western European hedgehog)[2]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[2]
Felis silvestris (Wildcat)[2]
Felis silvestris lybica (African wild cat)[2]
Gallus gallus (Red Junglefowl)[2]
Genetta genetta (Common Genet)[2]
Geococcyx californianus (Greater Roadrunner)[2]
Gerbillus gerbillus (lesser Egyptian gerbil)[2]
Gerbillus pyramidum (greater Egyptian gerbil)[2]
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie)[2]
Hemiechinus auritus (Long-eared Hedgehog)[2]
Herpestes ichneumon (Egyptian Mongoose)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[2]
Hyaena hyaena (Striped Hyena)[2]
Ichneumia albicauda (White-tailed Mongoose)[2]
Jaculus orientalis (Greater Egyptian jerboa)[2]
Leporillus conditor (Greater stick-nest rat)[2]
Leptailurus serval (Serval)[2]
Lepus californicus (Black-tailed Jackrabbit)[2]
Lepus callotis (White-sided Jackrabbit)[2]
Lepus capensis (Cape Hare)[2]
Lepus tolai (Tolai Hare)[2]
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[2]
Macrotis lagotis (Greater Bilby)[2]
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner)[2]
Mastomys erythroleucus (Guinea multimammate mouse)[2]
Mastomys natalensis (Hildebrandt's multimammate mouse)[2]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[2]
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[2]
Meriones crassus (Sundevall's jird)[2]
Meriones meridianus (mid-day jird)[2]
Merops bullockoides (White-fronted Bee-eater)[2]
Mesechinus dauuricus (Daurian Hedgehog)[2]
Microtus californicus (California vole)[2]
Motacilla aguimp (African Pied Wagtail)[2]
Mungos mungo (Banded Mongoose)[2]
Mustela nivalis (Least Weasel)[2]
Mustela sibirica (Siberian Weasel)[2]
Myrmecobius fasciatus (Numbat)[2]
Neotoma albigula (white-throated woodrat)[2]
Neotoma fuscipes (dusky-footed woodrat)[2]
Neotoma lepida (desert woodrat)[2]
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon)[2]
Onychomys leucogaster (northern grasshopper mouse)[2]
Ortygospiza atricollis (African Quailfinch)[2]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[2]
Otocyon megalotis (Bat-eared Fox)[2]
Otospermophilus beecheyi (California ground squirrel)[2]
Otospermophilus variegatus (rock squirrel)[2]
Papio ursinus ursinus (Southern Chacma Baboon)[2]
Paraechinus hypomelas (Brandt's Hedgehog)[2]
Pelomys fallax (creek groove-toothed swamp rat)[2]
Peromyscus eremicus (cactus mouse)[2]
Peromyscus maniculatus (deer mouse)[2]
Petrodromus tetradactylus (Four-toed Elephant Shrew)[6]
Phascogale tapoatafa (Brush-tailed Phascogale)[2]
Ploceus cucullatus (Village Weaver)[2]
Pomatostomus temporalis (Grey-crowned Babbler)[2]
Prionailurus rubiginosus (Rusty-Spotted Cat)[2]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[2]
Proteles cristata (Aardwolf)[2]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[2]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[2]
Spermophilopsis leptodactylus (long-clawed ground squirrel)[2]
Spilogale putorius (Eastern Spotted Skunk)[2]
Suricata suricatta (Meerkat)[2]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[2]
Sylvilagus audubonii (Desert Cottontail)[2]
Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna)[2]
Taxidea taxus (American Badger)[2]
Toxostoma crissale (Crissal Thrasher)[2]
Trichosurus vulpecula (Common Brushtail)[2]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[2]
Urocyon cinereoargenteus (Gray Fox)[5]
Viverricula indica (Small Indian Civet)[2]
Vulpes chama (Cape Fox)[7]
Vulpes macrotis (Kit Fox)[2]
Vulpes rueppellii (Rüppell's Fox)[2]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[2]
Xerospermophilus spilosoma (spotted ground squirrel)[8]
Xerus inauris (South African ground squirrel)[2]





Attributes / relations provided by
1Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
2International Flea Database
3Jorrit 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.
4Chaetodipus nelsoni, Troy L. Best, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 484, pp. 1-6 (1994)
5Nunn, 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.
6Petrodromus tetradactylus, Mark R. Jennings and Galen B. Rathbun, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 682, pp. 1–6 (2001)
76.7 Cape fox, Vulpes chama, C. Stuart and T. Stuart, Sillero-Zubiri, C., Hoffmann, M. and Macdonald, D.W. (eds). 2004. Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 430 pp.
8Spermophilus spilosoma, Donald P. Streubel and James P. Fitzgerald, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 101, pp. 1-4 (1978)
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