Encentridophorus (Encentridophorus) similis Cook, 1967

Pešić, Vladimir, Chatterjee, Tapas & Bordoloi, Sabitry, 2010, A checklist of the water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) of India, with new records and description of one new species, Zootaxa 2617, pp. 1-54 : 33

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Encentridophorus (Encentridophorus) similis Cook, 1967


Encentridophorus (Encentridophorus) similis Cook, 1967

New records: India, Assam State, Kamrup district, SW of Guwahati city, Deeper Beel wetland, between the water hyacinth Eichhornia corniculata, 26.10903 N 91.68359 E, 37 m asl., 8. xii. 2009, leg. Das & Bordoloi, 0/ 1 /0 (mounted).

Records from the study area: Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu—Cook (1967); Prasad (1974).

Remarks: Encentridophorus similis resembles E. spinifer Koenike, a species known from Africa from which it differs in number of long, heavy setae at the posterior idiosoma margin (3 – 4 vs. 6 in E. spinifer). Lundblad (1969) considered Encentridophorus similis Cook to be synonymous with E. spinifer.

Habitat: Ponds

Distribution: India.