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A new species of the genus Atelopsalis (Acari: Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania
Chatterjee, T.; Pesic, V.; De Troch, M. (2009). A new species of the genus Atelopsalis (Acari: Halacaridae) from Zanzibar, Tanzania. Cah. Biol. Mar. 50(2): 193-197
In: Cahiers de Biologie Marine. Station Biologique de Roscoff: Paris. ISSN 0007-9723; e-ISSN 2262-3094
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Keywords
    Taxa > Species > New taxa > New species
    Atelopsalis Trouessart, 1896 [WoRMS]; Atelopsalis zanzibari Chatterjee, Pesic & De Troch, 2009 [WoRMS]; Halacaridae Murray, 1877 [WoRMS]
    ISW, Tanzania, Zanzibar [Marine Regions]
    Marine
Author keywords
    Marine Halacaridae; New species; Atelopsalis; Zanzibar; Tanzania

Authors  Top 
  • Chatterjee, T.
  • Pesic, V.
  • De Troch, M.

Abstract
    A new halacarid species belonging to the genus Atelopsalis is described from the east coast of Zanzibar,Tanzania. Atelopsalis zanzibari sp. nov. is characterized by an anterior areola and two longitudinal costae on anterior dorsal plate, posterior dorsal plate with four costae, genu I with one spine, genu II devoid of spine. This is the first report of the genus Atelopsalis from Tanzania.

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