Selenoribatidae

Arotrobates granulatus, from here.

Belongs within: Poronoticae.

The Selenoribatidae are a group of oribatid mites found in intertidal habitats in tropical and northern temperate regions.

Characters (from Norton & Behan-Pelletier 2009): Length 370–420 µm. Gnathosoma normal; chelicerae with dentate chelae, with two setae. Prodorsum without true lamellae; bothridial setae reduced. Octotaxic system absent. Epimeral setal formula 1-0-1-1. Genital plates with three pairs of setae. Tarsus II with one solenidion.

<==SelenoribatidaePH22
    |--Thalassozetes Schuster 1963S04
    |    `--*T. riparius Schuster 1963S04
    |--Psednobates Luxton 1992S04
    |    `--*P. uncunguis Luxton 1992S04
    |--Arotrobates Luxton 1992S04
    |    |--*A. lanceolatus Luxton 1992S04
    |    `--A. granulatus Luxton 1992S04
    |--Selenoribates Strenzke 1961S04
    |    |--*S. foveiventris Strenzke 1961S04
    |    |--S. ghardaqensis Abdel-Hamid 1973S04
    |    `--S. mediterraneus Grandjean 1966S04
    |--Schusteria Grandjean 1968S04
    |    |--*S. littorea Grandjean 1968S04
    |    |--S. melanomerus Marshall & Pugh 2000S04
    |    `--S. ugraseni Marshall & Pugh 2000S04
    |--Carinozetes bermudensis Pfingstl & Schuster 2012PK14
    `--Indopacifica pantaiPH22

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

Norton, R. A., & V. M. Behan-Pelletier. 2009. Suborder Oribatida. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 430–564. Texas Tech University Press.

[PH22] Pfingstl, T., S. F. Hiruta, I. Bardel-Kahr, Y. Obae & S. Shimano. 2022. Another mite species discovered via social media—Ameronothrus retweet sp. nov. (Acari, Oribatida) from Japanese coasts, exhibiting an interesting sexual dimorphism. International Journal of Acarology 48 (4–5): 348–358.

[PK14] Pfingstl, T., & G. Krisper. 2014. Plastron respiration in marine intertidal oribatid mites (Acari, Fortuyniidae and Selenoribatidae). Zoomorphology 133: 359–378.

[S04] Subías, L. S. 2004. Listado sistemático, sinonímico y biogeográfico de los ácaros oribátidos (Acariformes, Oribatida) del mundo (1758–2002). Graellsia 60 (número extraordinario): 3–305.

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