Astacopsiphagus parasiticus Viets, 1931

Chatterjee, Tapas, 2021, A checklist of halacarid mites (Acari: Halacaridae) associated with decapod crustaceans (Arthropoda, Crustacea, Decapoda), Persian Journal of Acarology 10 (2), pp. 155-166 : 156

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Astacopsiphagus parasiticus Viets, 1931


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Records associated with decapod crustaceans – This species was reported as parasite on the fresh water crayfish Euastacus spinifer (syns.: Euastacus serratus , Astacopsis serratus ) ( Crustacea: Decapoda ) from Moran's Creek, Roberts Plateau, MacPherson Range, Queensland National Park in Queensland, Australia, south of Brisbane ( Viets 1931) based on nymphs attached to the gills of the host by the chelicerae. Womersley (1943) reported adult male and female which were collected by process of dissecting out the adult inside advanced nymphs found attached to the gill chambers of fresh water crayfish Euastacus sulcatus from Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia.

Remarks – This is an ectoparasitic species associated with crayfish.

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