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Necator americanus (hookworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Necator americanus is a species of hookworm (a type of helminth) commonly known as the New World hookworm. Like other hookworms, it is a member of the phylum Nematoda. It is a parasitic nematode that lives in the small intestine of hosts such as humans, dogs, and cats. Necatoriasis - a type of helminthiasis - is the term for the condition of being host to an infestation of a species of Necator. Since N.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Temporary Pools


Parasite of 
Aotus trivirgatus (northern night monkey)[2]
Ateles fusciceps (brown-headed spider monkey)[2]
Callithrix jacchus (white-tufted-ear marmoset)[2]
Cercocebus atys (Sooty Mangabey)[3]
Cercocebus torquatus (red-capped mangabey)[2]
Cercopithecus campbelli (Campbell's monkey)[3]
Cercopithecus diana (diana monkey)[2]
Cercopithecus petaurista (lesser white-nosed monkey)[2]
Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Mudfish)[3]
Colobus polykomos (king colobus)[3]
Coptodon guineensis (Guinean tilapia)[3]
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)[2]
Homo sapiens (man)[3]
Macaca mulatta (rhesus monkey)[3]
Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia)[3]
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)[3]
Papio cynocephalus (yellow baboon)[3]
Piliocolobus badius (western red colobus)[3]
Rhinoceros unicornis (Indian rhinoceros)[3]
Saguinus labiatus (red-chested mustached tamarin)[2]
Saguinus mystax (black-chested mustached tamarin)[2]
Saimiri boliviensis (Bolivian squirrel monkey)[2]
Saimiri sciureus (South American squirrel monkey)[2]
Sarotherodon melanotheron (blackchin tilapia)[3]
Sphiggurus insidiosus (Bahia hairy dwarf porcupine)[3]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[4]



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
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.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
4Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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