Demodex phocidi (Acariformes: Demodecidae) from Phoca vitulina (Carnivora: Phocidae) - the second observation in the world and a supplement to the species description
Joanna Nina Izdebska , Leszek Rolbiecki , Karolina Cierocka , Iwona Pawliczka Vel Pawlik
AbstractThe present study describes a finding of the demodecid mite Demodex phocidiin the seal Phoca vitulinain the Baltic Sea. This is the first identification in Europe and the second in the world. This is also the first observation of the Demodecidae family in the pinnipeds outside North America. A high density of demodecid mites was observed in the skin of the examined seal, but no symptoms of parasitosis were observed. Our findings also supplement the taxonomic description and morphometry of D. phocidi.
|Journal series||Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, ISSN 1730-413X, e-ISSN 1897-3191, (N/A 40 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Demodecid mites, Pinnipedia, harbor seal, marine mammals, Baltic Sea|
|Score||= 40.0, 02-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 0.463; : 2018 = 0.674 (2) - 2018=0.854 (5)|
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