Systematic & Applied Acarology
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An international journal of the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, published since 1996

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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2007) 12, 161-166

Two new species of water mites of the family Hygrobatidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the Garhwal Himalayas (India)


1Department of Biology, University of Montenegro, Cetinjski put b.b., 81000 Podgorica, Serbia and Montenegro.

E-mail: pesicv@cg.yu

2Department of Zoology, Meerut College, Meerut-250001, U.P., India. E-mail:


New records of water mites of the family Hygrobatidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the Garhwal Himalayas (Northern India) are presented. Hygrobates gangeticus and Atractides garhwali are described as new to science.

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


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