New record of the genus Scaptognathus (Acari: Halacaridae) from Antalya with a checklist of marine halacarid mites of Turkey


Abstract: This paper presents the first results of a study on the Scaptognathus (Acari: Halacaridae) mites from the Mediterranean Sea coast of Turkey. Two species, S. hallezi Trouessart, 1894 and S. sabularius André, 1961, are newly recorded from Turkey. They are briefly described with drawings, habitats, and worldwide distributions. Additionally, a checklist is provided for the marine halacarid species of Turkey.

Keywords: Acari, Halacaridae, Scaptognathus, taxonomy, checklist

Full Text: PDF