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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]




External References



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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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