Demodex foveolator (Acariformes: Demodecidae) from Crocidura suaveolens (Soricomorpha: Soricidae) – the second observation worldwide, and a checklist of the demodecid mites of soricomorphs

Karolina Cierocka , Joanna Nina Izdebska , Leszek Rolbiecki


Thus far, only six species of parasitic mites of the Demodecidae family have been recorded in hosts from the Soricomorpha: two from the common shrew (Sorex araneus), two from the Mediterranean water shrew (Neomys anomalus), one from the lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens) and one from the European mole (Talpa europaea). The present study describes the identification of Demodex foveolator in C. suaveolens from the area of Poland (the Wielkopolska region). This is only the second record of this species in the world, a new mite species for the Polish fauna and a new host record in Poland, i.e. the first identification of Demodecidae in Crocidura mammals.
Author Karolina Cierocka (FB / DIZP)
Karolina Cierocka,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Joanna Nina Izdebska (FB / DIZP)
Joanna Nina Izdebska,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Leszek Rolbiecki (FB / DIZP)
Leszek Rolbiecki,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
Journal seriesAnnals of Parasitology, [Annals of Parasitology], ISSN 2299-0631, e-ISSN 2300-6706, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishAcariformes, Demodecidae, demodecid mites, Demodex foveolator, Soricomorpha, Crocidura suaveolens
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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