Ancylostoma tubaeforme

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Ancylostoma tubaeforme
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Chromadorea
Order: Rhabditida
Family: Ancylostomatidae
Genus: Ancylostoma
Species:
A. tubaeforme
Binomial name
Ancylostoma tubaeforme
Zeder, 1800

Ancylostoma tubaeforme is a hookworm that infects cats worldwide.[1] Infection can occur by penetration of the skin, eating other hosts such as birds, or by directly consuming the organism. This hookworm can also infect humans, causing a dermatitis. Ancylostoma tubaeforme along with Ancylostoma braziliense are the two most common hookworms to infect cats, causing anemia and also compromising the immune system.

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  1. ^ Taylor, MA; Coop, RL; Wall, RL, eds. (2015). "Superfamily Ancylostomatoidea". Veterinary parasitology (4th ed.). John Wiley & Sons. pp. 38–41. ISBN 9781119073697.