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Tunga penetrans (Chigoe)

Synonyms: Rhynchoprion reptans
Language: Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

Tunga penetrans (chigoe flea or jigger) is a parasitic arthropod found in most tropical and sub-tropical climates, not to be confused with the larval form of Trombiculidae (called chiggers) found in more temperate climates. It is native to Central and South America, and has been inadvertently introduced by humans to sub-Saharan Africa. At 1 mm long, T. penetrans is the smallest known flea.
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Parasite of 
Bos taurus indicus (aurochs)[1]
Canis lupus familiaris (domestic dog)[1]
Felis catus (Domestic Cat)[1]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Lama glama guanicoe (guanaco)[1]
Myrmecophaga tridactyla (Giant Anteater)[1]
Ovis aries orientalis (mouflon)[1]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[2]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[1]


Brazilian subregion, Amazonian subregion, Carribean subregion, Antillean, East-American subregion, West-American subregion; Paraguay, Guyana, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Jamaica, USA, Mexico (country);



Attributes / relations provided by
1International Flea Database
2Nunn, 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.
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