Echidna flea

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Echidna flea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Siphonaptera
Family: Pygiopsyllidae
Genus: Bradiopsylla
Species: B. echidnae
Binomial name
Bradiopsylla echidnae
(Denny, 1843)

The echidna flea (Bradiopsylla echidnae) is thought to be the world's largest flea and it parasitises the short-beaked echidna. It reaches 4 millimetres in length.

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