New halacarid records from Antalya, Turkey (Acari: Halacaridae)

Abstract : 

In this study, halacarid mites were found from the western Turkish Mediterranean Sea Coast at 6 sampling stations. As a result, 8 species belonging to 6 different genera were identified. The following species are recorded: Agaue chevreuxi (Trouessart, 1889), Agaue panopae (Lohmann, 1893), Halacaropsis hirsuta (Trouessart, 1889), Halacarus bisulcus (Viets, 1927), Maracarus gracilipes (Trouessart, 1889), Rhombognathus magnirostris Trouessart, 1889, Rhombognathus paratonops Bartsch, 1986 and Thalassarachna affinis (Trouessart, 1896). All are new records for the Mediterranean Sea Coast of Turkey (Levantine Sea), whereas A. panopae, H. bisulcus and M. gracilipes are recorded for the first time for Turkish coast. Of the identified species, R. paratonops is the highest number of the specimens (54 species, 29%), whereas H. hirsuta is the lowest number of the specimens (6 species, 3%). Each species is illustrated, briefly described in the present study with their data to habitat and worldwide geographical distributions


Keyword : 

Acari, Halacaridae, new records, Mediterranean Sea, Levantine Sea, Antalya, Turkey


Author(s) : , F. Durucan
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