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A new species of the genus Atelopsalis (Acari: Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania
Chatterjee, T.; Pesic, V.; De Troch, M. (2009). A new species of the genus Atelopsalis (Acari: Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Cah. Biol. Mar. 50(2): 193-197
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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Keywords
    New species; Atelopsalis Trouessart, 1896 [WoRMS]; Atelopsalis zanzibari Chatterjee, Pesic & De Troch, 2009 [WoRMS]; Halacaridae Murray, 1877 [WoRMS]; ISW, Tanzania, Zanzibar [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Marine Halacaridae; New species; Atelopsalis; Zanzibar; Tanzania

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  • Chatterjee, T.
  • Pesic, V.
  • De Troch, M., more

Abstract
    A new halacarid species belonging to the genus Atelopsalis is described from the east coast of Zanzibar,Tanzania. Atelopsalis zanzibari sp. nov. is characterized by an anterior areola and two longitudinal costae on anterior dorsal plate, posterior dorsal plate with four costae, genu I with one spine, genu II devoid of spine. This is the first report of the genus Atelopsalis from Tanzania.

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