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An outbreak of Caparinia tripilis in a colony of African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) from Korea.

Kim DH, Oh DS, Ahn KS, Shin SS - Korean J. Parasitol. (2012)

Bottom Line: Adult males had posterior end of the abdomen with trilobate projection on each side, each lobe with a long seta.Based on these features, the mites were identified as Caparinia tripilis.Identification keys for the family Psoroptidae and the genus Caparinia are provided.

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Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Korea.

ABSTRACT
In February 2010, dermatitis characterized by scale and self-trauma due to puritis was recognized in a group of 22 four-toed hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris Wagner, 1841) from a local pet shop in Gwangju, Korea. Microscopic examinations of skin scraping samples showed numerous mites of all developmental stages. Morphologically, pedicels of adult mites were short and unjointed. Tarsal caruncles were bell-shaped on all legs of males while they were absent on legs III and IV of females. Three long setae on the third pair of legs in both sexes were present. Adult males had posterior end of the abdomen with trilobate projection on each side, each lobe with a long seta. Based on these features, the mites were identified as Caparinia tripilis. This is the first report of caparinic mite infestation in hedgehogs from Korea. Identification keys for the family Psoroptidae and the genus Caparinia are provided.

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Posterior dorsal scutum of Caparinia tripilis adult male is wider than its length (arrows). Bar=100 µm.
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Figure 4: Posterior dorsal scutum of Caparinia tripilis adult male is wider than its length (arrows). Bar=100 µm.

Mentions: In adult males, the posterior dorsal scutum was wider than its length (Fig. 4), and the quadrilateral space (Fig. 3A, double-sided arrow) of the abdomen of males was wider than its length. The side of the body was rounded. In adult females, a distinctive feature was that they had 3 long setae both on the third and fourth pairs of legs. Two pairs of long setae which were present at the posterior end of the body were well separated from the posterior margin (Fig. 2I). Long humeral seta of the dorsal surface was inserted in a small distinct oval scutum (Fig. 5, arrows). Based on these features, the species of the mite was identified as C. tripilis.


An outbreak of Caparinia tripilis in a colony of African pygmy hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) from Korea.

Kim DH, Oh DS, Ahn KS, Shin SS - Korean J. Parasitol. (2012)

Posterior dorsal scutum of Caparinia tripilis adult male is wider than its length (arrows). Bar=100 µm.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Posterior dorsal scutum of Caparinia tripilis adult male is wider than its length (arrows). Bar=100 µm.
Mentions: In adult males, the posterior dorsal scutum was wider than its length (Fig. 4), and the quadrilateral space (Fig. 3A, double-sided arrow) of the abdomen of males was wider than its length. The side of the body was rounded. In adult females, a distinctive feature was that they had 3 long setae both on the third and fourth pairs of legs. Two pairs of long setae which were present at the posterior end of the body were well separated from the posterior margin (Fig. 2I). Long humeral seta of the dorsal surface was inserted in a small distinct oval scutum (Fig. 5, arrows). Based on these features, the species of the mite was identified as C. tripilis.

Bottom Line: Adult males had posterior end of the abdomen with trilobate projection on each side, each lobe with a long seta.Based on these features, the mites were identified as Caparinia tripilis.Identification keys for the family Psoroptidae and the genus Caparinia are provided.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 500-757, Korea.

ABSTRACT
In February 2010, dermatitis characterized by scale and self-trauma due to puritis was recognized in a group of 22 four-toed hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris Wagner, 1841) from a local pet shop in Gwangju, Korea. Microscopic examinations of skin scraping samples showed numerous mites of all developmental stages. Morphologically, pedicels of adult mites were short and unjointed. Tarsal caruncles were bell-shaped on all legs of males while they were absent on legs III and IV of females. Three long setae on the third pair of legs in both sexes were present. Adult males had posterior end of the abdomen with trilobate projection on each side, each lobe with a long seta. Based on these features, the mites were identified as Caparinia tripilis. This is the first report of caparinic mite infestation in hedgehogs from Korea. Identification keys for the family Psoroptidae and the genus Caparinia are provided.

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Related in: MedlinePlus