Parasitic ticks

Title Info
Common name Iguana, Black or Ctenosaur; Tick
Scientific name Ctenosaura similis; Amblyoma
Taxonomic group Iguanidae; Ixodidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecological interactions Parasitism
Organisms Animals
Animals Arachnids
Lessons Parasitism
Date 1990
Location Palo Verde National Park,Guanacaste,Costa Rica,North America

Parasitism, closeup view of ctenosaur tail covered with ticks, Costa Rica. This ctenosaur, or black iguana, had hundreds of ticks on it. There are so many that at a quick glance one might mistake the ticks for scales on the tail.