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Spongihalacarus longiscutus, a new genus and species of marine mite (Acari: Prostimata: Halacaridae) associated with an alga-sponge symbiosis from the Great Barrier Reef

A new genus and species of marine mite, Spongihalacarus longiscutus n. sp. was described from Great Keppel Island. A single female specimen was extracted from "sponge weed", collected at a depth of 1 metre on 2 April 1999. "Sponge weed" is a symbiosis between the red alga, Ceratodictyon spongiosum and the sponge, Haliclona cymaeformis.

A new subfamily, Spongihalacarinae n. subfam. was also established to incorporate this single genus.

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Title Spongihalacarus longiscutus, a new genus and species of marine mite (Acari: Prostimata: Halacaridae) associated with an alga-sponge symbiosis from the Great Barrier Reef
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency notPlanned
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/bab50ea0-2d17-4903-b9b3-ed638cc1ddeb
Date Published 2017-03-17
Date Updated 2017-03-17
Contact Point
Australian Institute of Marine Science
adc@aims.gov.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Point", "coordinates": [150.937, -23.1945]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Australian Institute of Marine Science
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