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, 141-146 

Litarachna brasiliensis n. sp., the first member of the water mite family Pontarachnidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from South America


Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam, Plantage Middenlaan 64, 1018 DH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



In this paper a new species of the predominantly marine water mite family Pontarachnidae is described from Brazil. It is the first record of this family from South America.

Key words: Acari, Hydrachnidia, Pontarachnidae, Litarachna, new species, Brazil


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