Acari: Terrestrial Parasitengona inhabiting transient biotopes

  • Andreas WohltmannEmail author
  • Grzegorz Gabryś
  • Joanna Mąkol
Part of the Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa book series (424)


The Parasitengona (Acari: Prostigmata) constitute one of the most diverse taxa among the Acari with respect to species richness as well as with respect to inhabited biotopes and realised life styles. Many of the Parasitengona species are conspicuous due to their relatively large size and their often bright red colouration. Hitherto, about 9,000 species of Parasitengona have been described, with the water mites (Hydrachnidia, chapter 7) making up the main portion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Wohltmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Grzegorz Gabryś
    • 2
  • Joanna Mąkol
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für ÖkologieUniversität BremenBremenDeutschland
  2. 2.Institute of BiotechnologyUniversity of Zielona GóraZielona GóraPoland
  3. 3.Department of Zoology and EcologyUniversity of WrocławWrocławPoland

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