Journal:2010. 18 (1)
Author:Petr V. Tuzovsky
About author:Petr V. Tuzovsky, Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavl Prov., 152742 Russia
Annotation:A new water mite species, Halacarellus kamchatkaensis sp.n. (Acari: Halacaridae), collected in the freshwater lake Kuril’skoe in Kamchatka is described. This species is characterized by the following features: in both sexes, the anterodorsal plate with straight anterior margin and anterolateral notches, the ocular plates are wide and without eye lenses, the posterodorsal plate is pear-shaped; the genital valves with three acetabula each; in males, the genital acetabula are external, the genital plate with 23–27 perigenital setae on each side; in females, the genital acetabula are internal, the genital plate with one seta on each side.
Bibliography:Bartsch, I. 2007. Acari, Halacaroidea. In: R. Gerecke