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The marine Haloveliinae (Hemiptera: Veliidae) of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, with six new species of Xenobates Esaki
Andersen, N.M. (2000). The marine Haloveliinae (Hemiptera: Veliidae) of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, with six new species of Xenobates Esaki. Raffles Bull. Zool. 48(2): 273-292
In: The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. National University of Singapore: Singapore. ISSN 0217-2445, more
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  • Andersen, N.M.

Abstract
    More than 150 species of water striders and their allies (Hemiptera, Gerromorpha) representing five families, nine subfamilies, and 25 genera, inhabit the marine environment, chiefly coastal areas of tropical seas in habitats with a strong tidal influence. The Southeast Asian fauna of marine water striders is particularly diverse and species-rich. The present paper deals with the marine Haloveliinae (Veliidae) of Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. They are classified in three genera, Xenobates Esaki, Haloveloides Andersen, and Halovelia Bergroth. Xenobates singaporensis, mandai (Singapore), murphyi (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines), argentatus (Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines), pictus, and maculatus (Malaysia) are described as new. Haloveloides sundaensis Andersen, Halovelia malaya Esaki, abdominalis Andersen, lannae Andersen, and halophila Andersen are redescribed. Keys to adults of all species are provided and their distributions mapped.

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