Ancylostoma duodenale is a parasitic roundworm that is found in the small intestine of humans. It is a reddish-brown color and measures approximately 1 cm in length. It has a curved, hook-like mouthpart that it uses to attach to the intestinal wall. It is found in tropical and subtropical regions, and its lifespan is approximately one year. The current population of Ancylostoma duodenale is estimated to be around 600 million people worldwide.
Name Origin: Ancylostoma duodenale is a species of parasitic roundworm that is commonly known as the hookworm. The genus name Ancylostoma is derived from the Greek words ankylos, meaning "hooked", and stoma, meaning "mouth". The species name duodenale is derived from the Latin word duodenum, which refers to the part of the small intestine where the hookworm is typically found.
Related Species: Necator americanus, Ancylostoma ceylanicum, Ancylostoma caninum