Systematic & Applied Acarology
ISSN 1362-1971
An international journal of the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, published since 1996

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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2007) 12, 31–36.

Two new species of Sperchon Kramer (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Sperchontidae) from the Garhwal Himalayas (India)


1Department of Zoology, Meerut College, Meerut-250001, U.P., India. E-mail:

2Department of Biology, University of Montenegro, Cetinjski put b.b., 81000 Podgorica, Serbia and Montenegro

Corresponding author. E-mail: pesicv@cg.yu


Two species, Sperchon indicus sp. nov. and S. garhwalensis sp. nov. (Lebertioidea: Sperchontidae), from hillstreams of the Garhwal Himalayas (Northern India) are described as new to science.

Key words: Acari, water mites, new species, running waters, India


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