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Deep-sea mites (Halacaridae, Acari), from the southwestern Pacific
Bartsch, I. (1989). Deep-sea mites (Halacaridae, Acari), from the southwestern Pacific. Cah. Biol. Mar. 30(4): 455-471
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723, more
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    Sediment samples taken at slope sites at 570-1420 m depths, off the islands New Caledonia and Lifou, southwestern Pacific, contained 9 halacarid species: Bathyhalacarus sordidus n. sp., B. dictyotus n. sp., B. speciosus n. sp., Halacarus sp., Agauopsis bathyalis n. sp., Agauides pacifica n. sp., Copidognathus inusitatus n. sp., and Copidognathus spp. A and B. The species are described. Numerically dominant is Bathyhalacarus, a genus common in the deep-sea. Agauopsis bathyalis and Agauides pacifica are most closely related to species recorded from the northeast Atlantic Ocean.

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