Thalassozetes barbara Pfingstl, 2013

Chatterjee, Tapas, Pfingstl, Tobias & Pešić, Vladimir, 2018, A checklist of marine littoral mites (Acari) associated with mangroves, Zootaxa 4442 (2), pp. 221-240: 233

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

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:54AD9AAE-3106-4875-82FD-07A77427FB16

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F0D44D-BF35-5751-46B7-F9A4E8C38FD6

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Plazi

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Thalassozetes barbara Pfingstl, 2013
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Thalassozetes barbara Pfingstl, 2013 

Records associated with mangroves: Las Terrenas, El Portillo, Playa El Portillo, Dominican Republic, algae ( Bostrychia  sp.) growing on roots of red mangrove ( Rhizophora mangle  ) (Pfingstl et al. 2016).

Records from other habitats: Río San Juan, Playa Grande, Dominican Republic, intertidal algae growing on rock; Cayo Levantado, Samaná, Dominican Republic, algae on sand; Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, Bostrychia  growing on rocky substrate (Pfingstl et al. 2016). Bathsheba Beach and Enterprise Beach near Oistins, Barbados, diverse algae covering rocks ( Pfingstl 2013c).

Distribution: Barbados, Dominican Republic.

Remarks: The record from mangrove roots represents a rather exceptional case as this species was usually found in intertidal algae growing on rocks or sandy substrate ( Pfingstl 2013c, Pfingstl et al. 2016).