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Descriptions of two Copidognathus halacarid mites (Acari, Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania
Chatterjee, T.; De Troch, M.; Chan, B. (2008). Descriptions of two Copidognathus halacarid mites (Acari, Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Zootaxa 1809: 49-60
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
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Keywords
    New records; Taxonomy; Halacaridae Murray, 1877 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    marine Halacaridae; East Africa

Authors  Top 
  • Chatterjee, T.
  • De Troch, M., more
  • Chan, B.

Abstract
    Two halacarid species of the genus Copidognathus (Acari, Halacaridae) collected from the east coast of Unguja, Zanzibar, Tanzania, are described. Copidognathus matemwensis sp. nov. is characterized by an anterodorsal plate with 3 areolae, posterior dorsal plate with 2 costae, pair of ventromedial areolae between lateral and posterior setae on anterior epimeral plate, areolae present on lateral side of anterior half of genitoanal plate tending to join the areolae laterally to the genital opening area, rostrum elongate, tibiae I and II each with 1 denticulate process proximoventrally. The male of Copidognathus corallorum (Trouessart, 1899) is reported for the first time and described; leg morphology for C. corallorum is provided.

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