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Volume 44, Issue 3


The first record of Litarachna duboscqi Walter, 1925 (Acari, Pontarachnidae) outside the Mediterranean Sea

Andrzej Zawal
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  • Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Limnology, University of Szczecin, ul. Wąska 13, 71-415 Szczecin, Poland
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Published Online: 2015-09-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ohs-2015-0039


A single female of Litarachna duboscqi Walter, 1925 was collected on the coast of the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands) extending the currently known distribution of this species by more than 2000 km southwestward into the eastern Atlantic.

Keywords: water mites; new record; Tenerife; range expansion


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Received: 2015-04-03

Accepted: 2015-05-12

Published Online: 2015-09-30

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, Volume 44, Issue 3, Pages 426–429, ISSN (Online) 1897-3191, ISSN (Print) 1730-413X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ohs-2015-0039.

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