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Secernenteans: Secernentea - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Secernenteans And People, Canine Heartworm (dirofilaria Immitis): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, CONSERVATION STATUS

Animal Life ResourceJellyfish, Sponges, and Other Simple Animals

CANINE HEARTWORM (Dirofilaria immitis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
RAT LUNGWORM (Angiostrongylus cantonensis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Secernenteans live all over the world.


HABITAT

Most secernenteans live in plant and animal hosts in all types of land habitats. They are rarely found in the sea or in freshwater habitats. Species that are not parasites often live in the soil.


DIET

Secernenteans feed on blood, body fluid, intestinal contents, and mucus in their hosts. They eat bacteria, fungi, and other growths in the soil.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Secernenteans are not considered threatened or endangered.

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