Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Leptospira interrogans



Leptospira interrogans


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Invasive Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Leptospira interrogans
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Bacteria
  •   Phylum: Spirochaetes
  •     Class: Spirochaetes [class]
  •       Order: Spirochaetales
  •         Family: Leptospiraceae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Leptospira interrogans (Stimson) Wenyon

Other Scientific Names

  • Spirochaeta biflexa
  • Spirochaeta icterogenes
  • Spirochaeta icterohaemorrhagiae
  • Spirochaeta interrogans
  • Spirochaeta nodosa

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Bacteria
  •     Phylum: Spirochaetes
  •         Class: Spirochaetes [class]
  •             Order: Spirochaetales
  •                 Family: Leptospiraceae
  •                     Genus: Leptospira
  •                         Species: Leptospira interrogans

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Vectors and Intermediate Hosts

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Triatoma infestansMINED DATA; 16/11/01 14:00:0

Threatened Species

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Threatened SpeciesConservation StatusWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Vulpes macrotis mutica (San Joaquin kit fox)USA ESA listing as endangered speciesCaliforniaPathogenicUS Fish and Wildlife Service (2010)

Risk and Impact Factors

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Impact mechanisms
  • Pathogenic

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