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Table 2 Ectoparasites observed on Mahali mole-rats (Cryptomys hottentotus mahali) in Patryshoek area north of the Magaliesburg mountain, South Africa, over 1 calendar year

From: Ectoparasitic community of the Mahali mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus mahali: potential host for vectors of medical importance in South Africa

Species L PN DN M F Total Prevalence (%) Mean abundance ± SD
Fleas
 Xenopsylla philoxera 47 37 84 23.3 0.42 ± 1.000
Mites
 Androlaelaps scapularis 1 125 241 113 806 1286 62.4 6.37 ± 17.751
 Androlaelaps capensis 0 0 3 1 18 22 8.4 0.11 ± 0.397
 Laelaps liberiensis 0 1 0 2 0 3 1.0 0.01 ± 0.157
  1. L larva, PN protonymph, DN deutonymph, M male, F female, SD standard deviation