Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sarcoptes

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_2801-2

Name

Greek: sarx, sarcos = meat, koptein = beat, cut.

Classification

Genus of mites.

Important Species

See Table 1.
Table 1

Important species of the genus Sarcoptes

Species

Length (mm)

Hosts/habitat

Disease

Sarcoptes scabiei

f 0.3–0.45/m 0.2–0.3

Humans/epidermis

Scabies

S. bovis

f 0.3–0.5/m 0.2–0.3

Cattle/epidermis

Mange

S. suis

f 0.4–0.5/m 0.25

Pigs/epidermis

Mange

S. canis

f 0.3–0.4/m 0.2–0.24

Dogs/epidermis

Mange

S. cuniculi

f 0.3–0.4/m 0.2–0.24

Rabbit/epidermis

Mange

m male, f female

Keywords

Life Cycle Recent Result Important Species Life Cycle Stage Sarcoptes Mange 
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Authors and Affiliations

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