Ectoparasites of rodents in Suez governorate with special reference to fleas

Morsy, T.A.; Fayad, M.E.; Abou-Shady, A.M.K.A.; Yousef, N.S.M.

Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology 16(2): 457-468


Rodents have been investigated for their possible ectoparasites in Suez governorate. They were prevalent the whole years particularly in Spring. Five species of rodents were identified: Mus musculus, Rattus rattus, R. norvegicus, Acomys cahirinus and Sekeetamys calurus. The ectoparasites were fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis, Pulex irritans, Ctenocephalides felis, C. segnis and Echidnophaga gallinacea), lice (Polyplax spinulosa) and ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Hyalomma spp.).