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Published: 2004-10-06

Water mite species of the genus Monatractides K. Viets (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Torrenticolidae) from Iran, with the description of two new species

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Crna Gora, Cetinjski put b.b., 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro, Serbia and Montenegro
Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
Acari Torrenticolidae Monatractides Iran taxonomy new species


New information about the distribution of the species of the water mite genus Monatractides K. Viets (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Torrenticolidae) in Iran is presented. Two species (Monatractides vafaei and M. persicus) are described as new to science. A first Iranian record is given for Monatractides algeriensis Lundblad, 1941, a species previously known from Algeria and Southern Italy.


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