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Ancylostoma caninum, dog hookworm

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Note: description of Ancylostoma duodenale, and Necator americanus (human-specific hookworms) can be found here.

Taxonomic lineage

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Fungi/Metazoa group - Metazoa - Eumetazoa - Bilateria - Pseudocoelomata - Nematoda - Chromadorea - Rhabditida - Strongylida - Ancylostomatoidea - Ancylostomatidae - Ancylostomatinae - Ancylostoma - Ancylostoma caninum

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Developmental stages (life cycle)

Life Cycle Stages

The life cycles of Ancylostoma species are similar. Parasites are dioecious, with male and female organs in separate individuals. Here they mate and the females produce eggs. Following copulation, female lays her eggs in the hosts intestine.

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