Litarachna duboscqi Walter, 1925

Durucan, Furkan, 2021, New records of marine water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Pontarachnidae) from Turkey, Persian Journal of Acarology 10 (2), pp. 145-153 : 146

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Litarachna duboscqi Walter, 1925


Litarachna duboscqi Walter, 1925 ( Fig. 2 View Figure 2 )

Material – 1♂, Antalya (Hamitbey Beach) (sand, 5–7 m depth), 30.07.2018 .

Male – Idiosoma 315 long and 272 wide. Genital field 33 long. Number of perigenital setae is 27 ( Fig. 4 View Figure 4 ). Lengths of P1-P5: 25, 50, 32, 70, 27 (Fig. 11). The species easily differs from other Litarachna having a pair of small platelets with coxoglandularia 4 and associated setae fused with a glandularium-like structure in one platelet lying in the integument between the posterior apodemes of coxae IV. Shape of palps with a ventral protrusion on the fourth segment ( Durucan et al. 2018). Litarachna duboscqi is widely distributed in the Mediterranean Sea ( Durucan et al. 2018). The morphological characteristics of the specimens from Antalya matches description given by Pešić et al. (2019).

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