Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Arachnida > Order: Ixodida > Family: Ixodidae > Genus: Ixodes > Species: Ixodes ricinus

Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Acarus ambulantium Gmelin, 1802
Ixodes areolaris Olenev, 1936
Ixodes bipunctatus Risso, 1826
Acarus caraborum Fabricius, 1794
Acarus collurionis Scopoli, 1763
Ixodes fuscus Koch, 1844
Acarus fuscus Vallot, 1801
Acarus hirudo Fabricius, 1781
Acarus holsatus Fabricius, 1787
Ixodes lacertae Koch, 1844
Acarus lipsiensis Fabricius, 1775
Ixodes marginatus Burmeister, 1837
Ixodes megathyreus Leach, 1815
Ixodes nigricans Neumann, 1908
Ixodes obscurus Neumann, 1899
Ixodes oncorhyncha Schulze, 1939
Ixodes reduvius Latreille, 1804
Acarus reduvius Linnaeus, 1758
Acarus ricinoides De Geer, 1778
Ixodes rufus Koch, 1844
Ixodes sanguisugus Fabricius, 1805
Acarus sanguisugus Linnaeus, 1758
Ixodes sciuri Koch, 1844
Ixodes sulcatus Koch, 1844
Ixodes trabeatus Audouin, 1832
Acarus tristriatus Panzer, 1798
Acarus vulgaris Fabricius, 1794

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Ixodes ricinus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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