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Sarcoptes scabiei

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Sarcoptes scabiei

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Vector of Animal Disease
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Sarcoptes scabiei
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •         Class: Arachnida

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Sarcoptes scabiei. Male (length, 300 µm) and female (length, 600 µm) mites similar in appearance. Stumpy legs just visible from above, i.e. 'sarcoptiform'. Dorsal surface bears scales and short, strong setae.
TitleAdult Sarcptes scabiei
CaptionSarcoptes scabiei. Male (length, 300 µm) and female (length, 600 µm) mites similar in appearance. Stumpy legs just visible from above, i.e. 'sarcoptiform'. Dorsal surface bears scales and short, strong setae.
Copyright©John W. McGarry
Sarcoptes scabiei. Male (length, 300 µm) and female (length, 600 µm) mites similar in appearance. Stumpy legs just visible from above, i.e. 'sarcoptiform'. Dorsal surface bears scales and short, strong setae.
Adult Sarcptes scabieiSarcoptes scabiei. Male (length, 300 µm) and female (length, 600 µm) mites similar in appearance. Stumpy legs just visible from above, i.e. 'sarcoptiform'. Dorsal surface bears scales and short, strong setae.©John W. McGarry
Sarcoptes scabiei. Burrowing mites may be seen in skin sections as well as in skin scrapings.
TitleSkin section with burrowing Sarcoptes scabei
CaptionSarcoptes scabiei. Burrowing mites may be seen in skin sections as well as in skin scrapings.
Copyright©John W. McGarry
Sarcoptes scabiei. Burrowing mites may be seen in skin sections as well as in skin scrapings.
Skin section with burrowing Sarcoptes scabeiSarcoptes scabiei. Burrowing mites may be seen in skin sections as well as in skin scrapings.©John W. McGarry
Sarcoptes scabiei; young camel affected by mange. Fintchoa, Ethiopia.
TitleSymptoms in camels
CaptionSarcoptes scabiei; young camel affected by mange. Fintchoa, Ethiopia.
Copyright©Bernard Faye
Sarcoptes scabiei; young camel affected by mange. Fintchoa, Ethiopia.
Symptoms in camelsSarcoptes scabiei; young camel affected by mange. Fintchoa, Ethiopia.©Bernard Faye
Chronic lesions with thickened wrinkled skin and loss of hair.
TitleSymptoms in pigs
CaptionChronic lesions with thickened wrinkled skin and loss of hair.
Copyright©Ranald D.A. Cameron
Chronic lesions with thickened wrinkled skin and loss of hair.
Symptoms in pigsChronic lesions with thickened wrinkled skin and loss of hair.©Ranald D.A. Cameron
Chronic lesion inside the ear, covered with dark grey scales.
TitleSymptoms in pigs
CaptionChronic lesion inside the ear, covered with dark grey scales.
Copyright©Ranald D.A. Cameron
Chronic lesion inside the ear, covered with dark grey scales.
Symptoms in pigsChronic lesion inside the ear, covered with dark grey scales.©Ranald D.A. Cameron
Treatment of Bikaneri camel against mange with oil after shearing. Dollya, India.
TitleCamel husbandry|Mange treatment in camels
CaptionTreatment of Bikaneri camel against mange with oil after shearing. Dollya, India.
Copyright©Bernard Faye
Treatment of Bikaneri camel against mange with oil after shearing. Dollya, India.
Camel husbandry|Mange treatment in camelsTreatment of Bikaneri camel against mange with oil after shearing. Dollya, India.©Bernard Faye
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
TitleElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
CaptionElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
Copyright©South Australian Research & Development Institute
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suisElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis©South Australian Research & Development Institute
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
TitleElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
CaptionElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
Copyright©South Australian Research & Development Institute
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suisElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis©South Australian Research & Development Institute
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
TitleElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
CaptionElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
Copyright©South Australian Research & Development Institute
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
Electron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suisElectron micrograph of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis©South Australian Research & Development Institute

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Sarcoptes scabiei

Other Scientific Names

  • Acarus scabiei
  • Sarcoptes cameli
  • Sarcoptes canis
  • Sarcoptes hominis
  • Sarcoptes ovis
  • Sarcoptes rupicaprae
  • Sarcoptes scabiei bovis
  • Sarcoptes scabiei cameli
  • Sarcoptes scabiei canis
  • Sarcoptes scabiei caprae
  • Sarcoptes scabiei hominis
  • Sarcoptes scabiei hydrochoeri
  • Sarcoptes scabiei ovis
  • Sarcoptes scabiei suis
  • Sarcoptes scabiei vulpes
  • Sarcoptes suis

International Common Names

  • English: dog, itch mite; dog, scabies, mite; itch mite; mange mite; sarcoptic mange mites in cattle, sarcoptes scabiei; sarcoptic mange mites in pigs, sarcoptes scabiei; sarcoptic mange mites, sarcoptes scabiei, in sheep and goats; scabies mite
  • French: sarcopte de la gale

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kraetzemilbe; Raeudemilbe; Raeudemilbe, Hundesarcopest-
  • Netherlands: Schurfmijt

EPPO code

  • SAROSA (Sarcoptes scabiei canis)
  • SAROSC (Sarcoptes scabiei)

Parasitoses name

  • barn itch
  • mange and scabies in sheep and goats
  • mange, sarcoptic
  • sarcoptic mange
  • scabies (human)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Chelicerata
  •                 Class: Arachnida
  •                     Subclass: Acari
  •                         Superorder: Acariformes
  •                             Order: Astigmata
  •                                 Family: Sarcoptidae
  •                                     Genus: Sarcoptes
  •                                         Species: Sarcoptes scabiei

Distribution Table

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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
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

CameroonPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
EgyptPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
EritreaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
EthiopiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
GhanaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
KenyaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
LibyaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
MalawiPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
MaliPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
NigeriaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
SenegalPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
Sierra LeonePresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
South AfricaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
SudanPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
TanzaniaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
ZambiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

Asia

BangladeshPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
CambodiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
ChinaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-GuangdongPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-ShandongPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-ShanghaiPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
IndiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-AssamPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-BiharPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-GoaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-HaryanaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-Jammu and KashmirPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-KarnatakaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-KeralaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-MaharashtraPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-PunjabPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-TripuraPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-Uttar PradeshPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-West BengalPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
IndonesiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
IranPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
IraqPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
IsraelPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
JapanPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
KazakhstanPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
MalaysiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
NepalPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
PakistanPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
Saudi ArabiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
South KoreaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
TaiwanPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
TurkeyPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

Europe

AlbaniaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
AustriaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
BelarusPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
BelgiumPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
BulgariaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
CroatiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
CzechiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
CzechoslovakiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
DenmarkPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
FinlandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
FrancePresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
GermanyPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
GreecePresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
HungaryPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
IrelandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
ItalyPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
NetherlandsPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
NorwayPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
PolandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
PortugalPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
RussiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
Serbia and MontenegroPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
SpainPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
SwedenPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
SwitzerlandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
United KingdomPresentCABI Data Mining (2001);

North America

CanadaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-British ColumbiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-OntarioPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-QuebecPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
Costa RicaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
CubaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
CuraçaoPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
DominicaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
El SalvadorPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
GrenadaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
MexicoPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
PanamaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
United StatesPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-CaliforniaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-FloridaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-IdahoPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-IllinoisPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-IndianaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-IowaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-KansasPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-MarylandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-MassachusettsPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-MichiganPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-MinnesotaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-MississippiPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-New JerseyPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-New YorkPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-OhioPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

Oceania

AustraliaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-New South WalesPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-Northern TerritoryPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-QueenslandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-South AustraliaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
French PolynesiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
New ZealandPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
Papua New GuineaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
BrazilPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-BahiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-Rio de JaneiroPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-Rio Grande do SulPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-Sao PauloPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
ChilePresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
ColombiaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
EcuadorPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
French GuianaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
UruguayPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
VenezuelaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

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