By Heather Proctor

Although the ancestral domestic of chelicerates used to be the ocean, the majority of sleek species survive land. such a lot scholars of spiders and mites additionally limit themselves to terrestrial habitats. in spite of the fact that, a shocking variety of mites (Arachnida: Acari) have lower back to a watery life. nearly 7000 species from the Mesostigmata, Astigmata, Oribatida, and particularly the Prostigmata, now dwell in marine and freshwater habitats. In Aquatic Mites, a dozen chapters discover the distribution, ecology, habit, genetics, and evolution of the main various of those impressive arachnids. the result of those experiences bring up as many attention-grabbing questions as they resolution, and will impress extra investigations of the biology of freshwater and marine Acari.

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Even though the ancestral domestic of chelicerates used to be the ocean, the majority of smooth species survive land. so much scholars of spiders and mites additionally limit themselves to terrestrial habitats. although, a shocking variety of mites (Arachnida: Acari) have lower back to a watery lifestyles. nearly 7000 species from the Mesostigmata, Astigmata, Oribatida, and particularly the Prostigmata, now dwell in marine and freshwater habitats.

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