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Felis catus (Domestic Cat)

Synonyms: Felis catus domestica

Wikipedia Abstract

The domestic cat (Felis catus or Felis silvestris catus) is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal. They are often called housecats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines.
View Wikipedia Record: Felis catus

Invasive Species

Felis catus was domesticated in the eastern Mediterranean c. 3000 years ago. Considering the extent to which cats are valued as pets, it is not surprising that they have since been translocated by humans to almost all parts of the world. Notable predators, cats threaten native birdlife and other fauna, especially on islands where native species have evolved in relative isolation from predators.
View ISSG Record: Felis catus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Not determined do to incomplete vulnerability data.
ED Score: 5.6

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  8.60 lbs (3.90 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  98 grams
Female Maturity [1]  9 months 19 days
Gestation [1]  65 days
Litter Size [1]  4
Maximum Longevity [1]  30 years
Speed [2]  30.00 MPH (13.41 m/s)
Weaning [1]  56 days

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Anolis evermanni (Emerald anole, Evermann's Anole, Small Green Anole)[3]
Anolis gundlachi (Yellow-bearded Anole)[3]
Coereba flaveola (Bananaquit)[3]
Geotrygon montana (Ruddy Quail-Dove)[3]
Rattus rattus (black rat)[3]

Predators

Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)[3]
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)[3]
Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)[3]
Echidnophaga myrmecobii (Red flea)[4]
Galeocerdo cuvier (Tiger-shark)[3]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[3]
Nosopsyllus londiniensis[3]

Providers

Parasite of 
Aelurostrongylus abstrusus[3]
Cryptosporidium felis[3]
Cryptosporidium muris[3]
Ctenocephalides canis (Dog flea)[3]
Ctenocephalides felis (Cat flea)[3]
Dipylidium caninum (cucumber tapeworm)[3]
Echidnophaga gallinacea (sticktight flea)[3]
Engyodontium album[3]
Felicola subrostratus[3]
Leptopsylla segnis (European mouse flea)[3]
Macropsylla hercules[3]
Microsporum canis[3]
Nosopsyllus fasciatus (northern rat flea)[3]
Ollulanus tricuspis[3]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[3]
Toxascaris leonina[3]
Toxocara cati (feline roundworm)[3]
Uropsylla tasmanica[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Abbreviata hastaspicula <Unverified Name>[5]
Acanthotrema felis <Unverified Name>[5]
Aelurostrongylus abstrusus[5]
Amalaraeus penicilliger pedias[6]
Amphimerus costarricensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Ancylostoma brasiliense[5]
Ancylostoma caninum[5]
Ancylostoma ceylanicum <Unverified Name>[5]
Ancylostoma tubaeforme[5]
Besnoitia wallacei <Unverified Name>[4]
Capillaria aerophila[5]
Cediopsylla simplex[6]
Ceratophyllus anisus <Unverified Name>[6]
Ceratophyllus vison[6]
Clonorchis sinensis (human liver fluke)[5]
Corynosoma strumosum[5]
Cryptosporidium felis[4]
Cryptosporidium muris[4]
Ctenocephalides canis (Dog flea)[6]
Ctenocephalides felis felis[6]
Ctenocephalides orientis[6]
Ctenophthalmus agyrtes bosnicus[6]
Ctenophthalmus uncinatus uncinatus[6]
Cyathospirura dasyuridis <Unverified Name>[5]
Cylicospirura heydoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Cystoisospora felis <Unverified Name>[4]
Cystoisospora rivolta <Unverified Name>[4]
Dicrocoelium dendriticum (Lancet liver fluke)[5]
Diphyllobothrium latum[5]
Diphyllobothrium obdorense <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplopylidium acanthotetra[5]
Diplopylidium aurangabadensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Diplopylidium udgirensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Dipylidium caninum (cucumber tapeworm)[5]
Dirofilaria genettae <Unverified Name>[5]
Dirofilaria immitis (Heartworm)[5]
Dirofilaria repens <Unverified Name>[5]
Echidnophaga gallinacea (sticktight flea)[6]
Echidnophaga myrmecobii[6]
Echidnophaga perilis (Rabbit stickfast flea)[6]
Echinochasmus japonicus <Unverified Name>[5]
Echinochasmus perfoliatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Echinococcus multilocularis[5]
Euchoplopsyllus glacialis affinis[6]
Felicola subrostratus[4]
Giardia duodenalis <Unverified Name>[4]
Gnathostoma binucleatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Gnathostoma spinigerum <Unverified Name>[5]
Hammondia hammondi <Unverified Name>[4]
Haplorchis pumilio <Unverified Name>[5]
Haplorchis taichui <Unverified Name>[5]
Haplorchis yokogawai[5]
Heterophyes heterophyes[5]
Hydatigera taeniaeformis[5]
Joyeuxiella pasqualei[5]
Leptopsylla segnis (European mouse flea)[6]
Macropsylla hercules[4]
Mesocestoides lineatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Mesocestoides zacharovae <Unverified Name>[5]
Metagonimus yokogawai[5]
Metorchis albidus[5]
Metorchis bilis <Unverified Name>[5]
Molineus cati <Unverified Name>[5]
Multiceps serialis[5]
Nanophyetus salmincola <Unverified Name>[5]
Nosopsyllus fasciatus (northern rat flea)[6]
Nosopsyllus londiniensis londiniensis[6]
Oligacanthorhynchus atratus[5]
Ollulanus tricuspis[4]
Oncicola pomatostomi[5]
Opisthorchis felineus <Unverified Name>[5]
Opisthorchis viverrini (Southeast Asian liver fluke)[5]
Orchopeas howardi howardi[6]
Paraceras melis melis[6]
Paragonimus heterotremus <Unverified Name>[5]
Paragonimus westermani <Unverified Name>[5]
Paragonimus xiangshanensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Peromyscopsylla bidentata bidentata[6]
Pharyngostomum cordatum <Unverified Name>[5]
Physaloptera praeputialis <Unverified Name>[5]
Polygenis atopus[6]
Polygenis bohlsi jordani[6]
Progynopylidium noelleri <Unverified Name>[5]
Prohemistomum vivax <Unverified Name>[5]
Pseudamphistomum truncatum[5]
Pulex irritans (human flea)[6]
Rictularia cahirensis[5]
Sarcocystis cuniculi <Unverified Name>[4]
Sarcocystis fusiformis <Unverified Name>[4]
Sarcocystis gigantea <Unverified Name>[4]
Sarcocystis hirsuta <Unverified Name>[4]
Sarcocystis medusiformis <Unverified Name>[4]
Sarcocystis muris <Unverified Name>[4]
Sarcocystis porcifelis <Unverified Name>[4]
Schistosoma japonicum <Unverified Name>[5]
Spilopsyllus cuniculi (European rabbit flea)[6]
Spirometra erinacei <Unverified Name>[5]
Spirometra erinaceieuropaei <Unverified Name>[4]
Spirometra mansoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Stellantchasmus falcatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Stephanocircus dasyuri[4]
Stivalius aporus aporus[6]
Taenia hydatigena <Unverified Name>[5]
Taenia ovis <Unverified Name>[4]
Taenia pisiformis[5]
Taenia taeniaeformis <Unverified Name>[5]
Tarsopsylla octodecimdentata octodecimdentata[6]
Toxascaris leonina[5]
Toxocara cati (feline roundworm)[5]
Toxocara mystax <Unverified Name>[5]
Toxoplasma gondii <Unverified Name>[4]
Trichinella nelsoni <Unverified Name>[5]
Trichinella spiralis (pork worm)[5]
Tritrichomonas foetus <Unverified Name>[4]
Tunga penetrans (Chigoe)[6]
Uropsylla tasmanica[4]
Xenopsylla cheopis (oriental rat flea)[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Binder Park Zoo
Boras Djurpark Zoo
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Park
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Columbian Park Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Cosley Zoo
Dickerson Park Zoo
Freeport-McMoran Audubon SpecSurvl Ctr
Giza Zoological Gardenpersian
 siamese
Gladys Porter Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Odense Zoologiske Have
Ouwehand Zoo
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Racine Zoological Gardens
Riverside Zoo
Riverview Park & Zoo
Rodbaston College
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Sedgwick County Zooamerican_shorthair
Sequoia Park Zoo
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Silver Springs Park
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Sunset Zoo
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Virginia Zoological Park
Wadi Al Safa Wildlife Centre
Woburn Safari Park
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Wikipedia licensed under a Creative Commons License 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. 4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London 6International Flea Database
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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