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Two new species of the water mite family Pontarachnidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia), with a discussion of the taxonomic status of Pontarachna hinumaensis Imamura
Smit, H. (2002). Two new species of the water mite family Pontarachnidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia), with a discussion of the taxonomic status of Pontarachna hinumaensis Imamura. Zootaxa 22: 1-8
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
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Keywords
    Litarachna hongkongensis Smit, 2002 [WoRMS]; Pontarachna africana Smit, 2002 [WoRMS]; Pontarachna anellata Sokolov, 1936 [WoRMS]; Pontarachna hinumaensis Imamura [WoRMS]; Pontarachnidae Koenike, 1910 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Smit, H.

Abstract
    Two new species are described of the predominantly marine water mite family Pontarachnidae, i.e. Pontarachna africana n. sp. from South Africa and Litarachna hongkongensis n. sp. from Hong Kong, China. Pontarachna hinumaensis Imamura, 1958 is synonymized with P. anellata Sokolov, 1936. A checklist is provided of all known species of Pontarachnidae, including their geographical distribution.

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