AnAge entry for Strongyloides ratti

Classification (HAGRID: 00001)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Nematoda (Taxon entry)
        Class: Chromadorea
            Order: Rhabditida
                Family: Strongylidae
                    Genus: Strongyloides
Species
Strongyloides ratti
Common name
Strongyloides ratti

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
1.1 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 1459
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These common rat parasites can take two different forms: parasitic (only females) and free-living. Parasitic adults have been reported to live a maximum of 403 days, while free-living adults only lived up to 5 days. These results could have been overestimated, but they still demonstrate the possible difference caused by gene expression since females of both forms are genetically identical [1459].

Life history traits (averages)

No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References