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Table 1 Number of ectoparasite species on different host species at three different locations in Germany

From: Host–parasite interactions of rodent hosts and ectoparasite communities from different habitats in Germany

Number of ectoparasite species simultaneously infesting a single host Number of ectoparasite species infesting a host species (percentage of infested host in group of all infested hosts)
Apodemus sylv aticus
(n =36)
Apodemus flavicollis
(n =247)
Myodes glareolus
(n = 473)
Apodemus agrarius
(n = 4)
Sorex spp.
(n = 6)
Microtus arvalis
(n = 8)
Microtus agrestis
(n = 1)
All species
(n = 775)
0 0 (0.0%) 12 (4.9%) 68 (14.4%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (50.0%) 2 (25.0%) 1 (100.0%) 86 (11.2%)
1 10 (27.7%) 64 (25.9%) 175 (37.0%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (50.0%) 1 (12.5%)) 0 (0.0%) 253 (32.6%)
2 9 (25.0%) 75 (30.4%) 151 (31.9%) 3 (75.0%) 0 (0.0%) 4 (50.0%) 0 (0.0%) 242 (31.2%)
3 8 (22.2%) 75 (30.4%) 61 (12.9%) 1 (25.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (12.5%) 0 (0.0%) 146 (18.8%)
≥ 4 9 (25.0%) 21 (8.5%) 18 (3.8%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 48 (6.2%)