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Table 3 Prevalence and mean abundance of ectoparasite (lice and ticks) species collected from 194 Iberian ibexes (yearling and adults) of both sexes. The confidence interval (CI 95 %) for prevalence and mean abundance are also presented

From: Sarcoptes scabiei infestation does not alter the stability of ectoparasite communities

Species Period Total no. examined No. infested Prevalence (95 % CI) Mean abundance (95 % CI)
Bovicola crassipes Annual 194 43 0.22 (0.17–0.29) 2.19 (1.13–5.56)
Winter 80 22 0.28 (0.19–0.39) 3.38 (1.25–10.21)
Spring 72 15 0.21 (0.13–0.32) 1.76 (0.69–5.06)
Summer 11 3 0.27 (0.07–0.59) 1.09 (0.09–3.45)
Autumn 31 3 0.09 (0.01–0.25) 0.48 (0.03–1.94)
Linognathus stenopsis Annual 194 39 0.20 (0.15–0.27) 3.49 (1.57–8.23)
Winter 80 23 0.29 (0.20–0.40) 5.18 (1.92–17.24)
Spring 72 9 0.13 (0.06–0.22) 2.72 (0.44–11.43)
Summer 11 2 0.18 (0.03–0.50) 2.64 (0.00–9.45)
Autumn 31 5 0.16 (0.07–0.34) 1.26 (0.35–3.32)
Dermacentor marginatus Annual 194 10 0.05 (0.03–0.09) 0.21 (0.08–0.52)
Winter 80 5 0.06 (0.03–0.14) 0.34 (0.08–1.24)
Spring 72 5 0.07 (0.03–0.15) 0.18 (0.04–0.47)
Summer 11 0 na na
Autumn 31 0 na na
Haemaphysalis sp. Annual 194 34 0.18 (0.13–0.22) 0.64 (0.41–0.99)
Winter 80 21 0.26 (0.17–0.37) 0.95 (0.56–1.79)
Spring 72 6 0.08 (0.03–0.20) 0.40 (0.13–1.11)
Summer 11 1 na na
Autumn 31 6 0.19 (0.09–0.37) 0.52 (0.19–0.97)
Rhipicephalus sp. Annual 194 92 0.47 (0.40–0.55) 3.38 (2.64–4.30)
Winter 80 41 0.51 (0.40–0.62) 3.40 (2.38–4.80)
Spring 72 35 0.49 (0.37–0.60) 3.94 (2.57–5.56)
Summer 11 5 0.46 (0.20–0.74) 4.82 (1.09–14.82)
Autumn 31 11 0.36 (0.21–0.53) 1.48 (0.68–2.71)