Dorsal (left) and ventral views of Setoppia toroki, from Balogh & Balogh (1992 vol. 2).

Belongs within: Oppioidea.

Setoppia is a pantropical and austral genus of oppiid oribatid mites. The greater number of species have been described from Africa and Australasia with a single species S. angustopili known from South America (Subías 2004). They are distinguished from related oppiid genera by weakly developed lamellar lines and setiform or setiform-lanceolate, aciculate bothridial setae (Balogh & Balogh 1992).

Characters (from Balogh & Balogh 1992): Prodorsum with lamellar and translamellar lines poorly developed, costulae absent; sensillus setiform or setiform-lanceolate, aciculate. Notogaster with crista absent; nine pairs of setae; setae la behind setae lm; setae c2 absent. Genital plates with six pairs of setae. Fissure iad inverse apoanal.

<==Setoppia Balogh 1983 [incl. Tectoppiella Mahunka 1984]S04
    |--*S. toroki (Balogh 1982) [=Oppia toroki, S. toeroeki]H98
    |--S. angustopili (Hammer 1962) [=Lanceoppia angustopili]S04
    |--S. antennata (Balogh & Mahunka 1966) [=Oppia antennata]S04
    |--S. bornemisszai (Balogh 1982) [=Oppia bornemisszai]S04
    |--S. clavimera (Mahunka 1985) [=Tectoppiella clavimera]S04
    |--S. compressa (Balogh & Mahunka 1975) [=Oppia compressa]S04
    |--S. fortis (Balogh & Mahunka 1966) [=Oppia fortis]S04
    |--S. karinae (Mahunka 1974) [=Tectoppia karinae]S04
    |--S. longisetosa (Balogh & Mahunka 1975) [=Oppia longisetosa]S04
    |--S. mahunkai (Hammer 1968) [=Lanceoppia mahunkai]S04
    |--S. quattuor (Kok 1967) [=Oppia quattuor]S04
    |--S. strinovichi (Balogh 1972) [=Oppia strinovichi]S04
    |--S. szaboi (Mahunka 1988) [=Antennoppia szaboi]S04
    |--S. toxotes (Balogh 1982) [=Oppia toxotes]S04
    |--S. tuberosa (Mahunka 1984) [=Tectoppiella tuberosa]S04
    |--S. vanga (Mahunka 1994) [=Radamoppia vanga]S04
    `--S. verrucosa (Mahunka 1985) [=Tectoppiella verrucosa]S04

*Type species of generic name indicated


Balogh, J., & P. Balogh. 1992. The Oribatid Mites Genera of the World vol. 1. Hungarian Natural History Museum: Budapest.

[H98] Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[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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