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Description of a new water mite species of the genus Torrenticola Piersig, 1896 (Acariformes: Hydrachnidia: Torrenticolidae) from Russia

Tuzovskij, P.

2003 - Volume: 43 Issue: 4 pages: 363-368


Hydrachnidia Torrenticolidae Torrenticola new species male female North Caucasus Russia


Torrenticola rossica n. sp. is described from the mountain river of Northern Caucasus. This species is characterized by the body wide and short, frontal edge of the body slightly concave, the dorsal shield with two pairs of setae (Sci, Li), excretory pore and setae Pi located on the in a zone primary sclerotization of coxal shield. New species is similar to T. simlis, from which distinguished by wide, shorter, non elongated body.

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