Red Squirrel Flea

Ceratophyllus vison

General Status Rank: 
Secure
Common Name: 
Red Squirrel Flea
Scientific Name: 
Ceratophyllus vison
Synonyms: 
Monopsyllus vison
Taxonomy
Group: 
Flea
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Siphonaptera
Family: 
Ceratophyllidae
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Distribution

Distribution

The primary host for C. (M.) vison is the red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). This flea is found throughout NT wherever red squirrels are found. The relatively small number of occurrences is a reflection of insufficient collecting effort rather than an indication of its true abundance. Smit (The Rothschild Collection of fleas (Ceratophyllidae)(1983)) transferred Monopsyllus vison back to the genus, Ceratophyllus.
Score: 
G
References: 

Number of Occurrences

The primary host for C. (M.) vison is the red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). This flea is found throughout NT wherever red squirrels are found. The relatively small number of occurrences is a reflection of insufficient collecting effort rather than an indication of its true abundance. Smit (The Rothschild Collection of fleas (Ceratophyllidae)(1983)) transferred Monopsyllus vison back to the genus, Ceratophyllus.
Score: 
B
References: 
Threats

Threats

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Intrinsic Vulnerability

The primary host for C. (M.) vison is the red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). This flea is found throughout NT wherever red squirrels are found. The relatively small number of occurrences is a reflection of insufficient collecting effort rather than an indication of its true abundance. Smit (The Rothschild Collection of fleas (Ceratophyllidae)(1983)) transferred Monopsyllus vison back to the genus, Ceratophyllus.
Score: 
C
References: 
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
The primary host for C. (M.) vison is the red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus). This flea is found throughout NT wherever red squirrels are found. The relatively small number of occurrences is a reflection of insufficient collecting effort rather than an indication of its true abundance. Smit (The Rothschild Collection of fleas (Ceratophyllidae)(1983)) transferred Monopsyllus vison back to the genus, Ceratophyllus.
Last Updated: 
September 28, 2017

References

Intrinsic Vulnerability

  • Galloway T.D. (2017) In email from Hébert, R., GS fleas NT sent to S Carriere on 18/07/2017. DIIMS - H2017001 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Galloway T.D. (2017) In email from Hébert, R., GS fleas NT sent to S Carriere on 18/07/2017. DIIMS - H2017001 Return

Range Extent

  • Galloway T.D. (2017) In email from Hébert, R., GS fleas NT sent to S Carriere on 18/07/2017. DIIMS - H2017001 Return

Taxonomy

  • Galloway T.D. (2017) In email from Hébert, R., GS fleas NT sent to S Carriere on 18/07/2017. DIIMS - H2017001 Return

Threats

  • Galloway T.D. (2017) In email from Hébert, R., GS fleas NT sent to S Carriere on 18/07/2017. DIIMS - H2017001 Return