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The Cat Fur Mite, Lynxacarus radovskyi Tenorio, 1974 (Acarina: Astigmata: Listrophoridae) From Cat, Felis catus in Peninsular Malaysia
Tropical Biomedicine (2012)
  • Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain, University of Malaya
  • Jeffery J.
  • Norhidayu S.
  • Hayati M. I. N.
  • Nurazila B.
Abstract

The cat fur mite, Lynxacarus radovskyi Tenorio, 1974 (Acarina: Astigmata: Listrophoridae) is reported from cats, Felis catus from three sites in peninsular Malaysia. The first site is a Malay village, Kampong Menteri in Taiping, Perak, where the mites were found on local pet cats. The other two sites are urban cities of Kuala Lumpur, in the Federal Territory and Georgetown, in the island of Penang. Mites from the urban areas were collected from stray cats. Although several ectoparasites (fleas, mites, ticks and lice) have been previously reported, L. radovskyi is recorded herein for the first time on cats from peninsular Malaysia.

Keywords
  • Animals,
  • Cat Diseases/epidemiology/*parasitology,
  • Cats/*parasitology,
  • Female,
  • Hair/parasitology,
  • Malaysia/epidemiology,
  • Male,
  • Mite Infestations/epidemiology/parasitology/*veterinary,
  • Mites/anatomy & histology/*pathogenicity
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain, Jeffery J., Norhidayu S., Hayati M. I. N., et al.. "The Cat Fur Mite, Lynxacarus radovskyi Tenorio, 1974 (Acarina: Astigmata: Listrophoridae) From Cat, Felis catus in Peninsular Malaysia" Tropical Biomedicine Vol. 29 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sitinursheena_mohdzain/3/