Australian Museum Journal New records of hyporheic water mites from Australia, with a description of two new genera and ten new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia)

Shortform:
Smit, 2007, Rec. Aust. Mus. 59(2): 97–116
Author(s):
Smit, Harry
Year published:
2007
Title:
New records of hyporheic water mites from Australia, with a description of two new genera and ten new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
59
Issue:
2
Start page:
97
End page:
116
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.59.2007.1486
Language:
English
Date published:
29 August 2007
Cover date:
29 August 2007
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARACHNIDA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
29 August 2007
Available online:
29 August 2007
Reference number:
1486
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (41kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (462kb PDF)

Abstract

Twenty-four species, representing 10 families, of hyporheic water mites were collected from Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Two new genera, Davidsia n.gen. (Aturidae) and Janszoonia n.gen. (Athienemanniidae), and ten new species, Anisitsiellides fuscatus n.sp. (Anisitsiellidae), Australiobates hyporheicus n.sp. (Hygrobatidae), Koenikea saponaria n.sp. (Unionicolidae), Austraturus crystalensis n.sp., Barwontius setipes n.sp., Davidsia aurita n.sp. (Aturidae), Hesperomomonia similis n.sp., Partidomomonia tertia n.sp. (Momoniidae), Janszoonia difficilis n.sp. (Athienemanniidae) and Arrenurus bunyaensis n.sp. (Arrenuridae) are described. A list is given of all known hyporheic species of Australia. Finally, some considerations are given about the occurrence of hyporheic water mites in Australia.

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