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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

CameroonPresent
EgyptPresent
EritreaPresent
EthiopiaPresent
GhanaPresent
KenyaPresent
LibyaPresent
MalawiPresent
MaliPresent
NigeriaPresent
SenegalPresent
Sierra LeonePresent
South AfricaPresent
SudanPresent
TanzaniaPresent
ZambiaPresent

Asia

BangladeshPresent
CambodiaPresent
ChinaPresent
-GuangdongPresent
-ShandongPresent
-ShanghaiPresent
IndiaPresent
-AssamPresent
-BiharPresent
-GoaPresent
-HaryanaPresent
-Jammu and KashmirPresent
-KarnatakaPresent
-KeralaPresent
-MaharashtraPresent
-PunjabPresent
-TripuraPresent
-Uttar PradeshPresent
-West BengalPresent
IndonesiaPresent
IranPresent
IraqPresent
IsraelPresent
JapanPresent
KazakhstanPresent
MalaysiaPresent
NepalPresent
PakistanPresent
Saudi ArabiaPresent
South KoreaPresent
TaiwanPresent
TurkeyPresent

Europe

AlbaniaPresent
AustriaPresent
BelarusPresent
BelgiumPresent
BulgariaPresent
CroatiaPresent
CzechiaPresent
CzechoslovakiaPresent
DenmarkPresent
FinlandPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
GreecePresent
HungaryPresent
IrelandPresent
ItalyPresent
NetherlandsPresent
NorwayPresent
PolandPresent
PortugalPresent
RussiaPresent
Serbia and MontenegroPresent
SpainPresent
SwedenPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
United KingdomPresent

North America

CanadaPresent
-British ColumbiaPresent
-OntarioPresent
-QuebecPresent
Costa RicaPresent
CubaPresent
CuraçaoPresent
DominicaPresent
El SalvadorPresent
GrenadaPresent
MexicoPresent
PanamaPresent
Trinidad and TobagoPresent
United StatesPresent
-CaliforniaPresent
-FloridaPresent
-IdahoPresent
-IllinoisPresent
-IndianaPresent
-IowaPresent
-KansasPresent
-MarylandPresent
-MassachusettsPresent
-MichiganPresent
-MinnesotaPresent
-MississippiPresent
-New JerseyPresent
-New YorkPresent
-OhioPresent
-PennsylvaniaPresent

Oceania

AustraliaPresent
-New South WalesPresent
-Northern TerritoryPresent
-QueenslandPresent
-South AustraliaPresent
French PolynesiaPresent
New ZealandPresent
Papua New GuineaPresent

South America

ArgentinaPresent
BrazilPresent
-BahiaPresent
-Rio de JaneiroPresent
-Rio Grande do SulPresent
-Sao PauloPresent
ChilePresent
ColombiaPresent
EcuadorPresent
French GuianaPresent
UruguayPresent
VenezuelaPresent

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Distribution References

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

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