Alismobates inexpectatus Pfingstl & Schuster, 2012

Chatterjee, Tapas, Pfingstl, Tobias & Pešić, Vladimir, 2018, A checklist of marine littoral mites (Acari) associated with mangroves, Zootaxa 4442 (2), pp. 221-240: 229

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4442.2.2

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scientific name

Alismobates inexpectatus Pfingstl & Schuster, 2012
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Alismobates inexpectatus Pfingstl & Schuster, 2012 

Records associated with mangroves: Coney Island, Lover’s lake and the “Lagoon”, Bermuda, Bostrychia  on mangrove roots ( Avicennia germinans  ) ( Pfingstl 2013a). Río San Juan, GriGri Lagoon, Dominican Republic, intertidal algae growing on pneumatophores of red mangrove ( Rhizophora mangle  ) (Pfingstl et al. 2016).

Records from other habitats: Tobacco Bay , Whalebone Bay, Devonshire Bay and numerous other locations on the island of Bermuda, Bostrychia tenella  growing on intertidal rocks—( Pfingstl & Schuster 2012b)  . Río San Juan, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic, intertidal algae growing on rock; Boca Chica and Puerto Santa Bárbara, Dominican Republic, Bostrychia  sp. from littoral rocks (Pfingstl et al. 2016). 

Distribution: Bermuda, Dominican Republic.

Remarks: Although this species can be found occasionally in mangrove habitats, it prefers rocky coasts where it grazes predominantly on Bostrychia tenella ( Pfingstl 2013a)  .