Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Pneumonyssus

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_2471-2

Name

Greek: pneuma = air, nyssein = bite.

Classification

Genus of mites, Acari.

General Information

This canine nasal mite ( Pneumonyssus caninum, Fig. 1) reaches a length of 1.5 mm, appears yellowish-brown, and moves rapidly in the nostril system of dogs in North America, South Africa, Australia, and Europe. Symptoms: coughing, sneezing, and waterous excretions of the nose. A similar species in monkeys is P. simicola.

Keywords

North America General Information Similar Species Waterous Excretion 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany