Otodectes(redirected from Otodectes cynotis)
A genus of ear mites (family Psoroptidae) consisting of a single species, Otodectes cynotis, the cause of otodectic mange in dogs, cats, and other carnivores; the entire lifespan of this mite is spent in the ears (rarely on the body) of the host, where it feeds on epidermal debris; it can be found in the encrusted material scraped from infected ears.
[oto- + dektēs, beggar, receiver]
Otodectes/Oto·dec·tes/ (o″to-dek´tēz) a genus of mites.
acarid mite genus in the family Psoroptidae.
the ear mite of dogs, foxes, cats, raccoons and ferrets and causes otodectic mange.