Enterohalacarus Viets, 1938,

Bartsch, Ilse, 2015, The genital area of Halacaridae (Acari), life stages and development of morphological characters and implication on the classification, Zootaxa 3919 (2), pp. 201-259: 216-217

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Enterohalacarus Viets, 1938


Enterohalacarus Viets, 1938 

( Figs 41–43View FIGURES 41 – 43)

Type species. Enterohalacarus minutipalpus Viets, 1938  .

Female. Genital and anal plate fused. About 160 slender pgs around GO. GO with three pairs of internal gac ( Figs 41, 42View FIGURES 41 – 43). Genital sclerites with two pairs of short, setiform sgs. Ovipositor at rest short. None of individuals examined with ovipositor everted, but genital spines visible through genital sclerites, i.e. three pairs of slender spines in anterior half of GO and several slender spines in posterior part ( Fig. 41View FIGURES 41 – 43). Epimeral pores lacking.

Male. Not known.

Juveniles. In a juvenile stage (deutonymph?) GP and AP separated. GP with about 15 pairs of pgs, two pairs of large internal gac and one (?) pair of sgs (no high magnification possible due to thick layer of mounting medium) ( Fig. 43View FIGURES 41 – 43). Larva and protonymph not known.

Remarks. The single species described was found on and in a sea urchin (Echinoidea) that lived in the Halmahera Sea, Moluccas, at a depth of 430 m ( Viets 1938).