IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated


Read full entry

Geographic Range

Trichodectes canis is known to inhabit many regions worldwide and is able to tolerate varying extremes of temperature. It has been noted that T. canis is not a native species of Australia but was brought in with domesticated animals. In northern areas like Scandinavia, T. canis is believed to be a major ectoparasite of dogs because the climate is too cold to harbor the presence of other ectoparasites such as fleas or ticks.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic ; palearctic ; ethiopian ; neotropical ; australian (Introduced )


Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

© The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors

Source: Animal Diversity Web

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!