Amblyomma nitidum Hirst and Hirst, 1910

Petney, Trevor N., Boulanger, Nathalie, Saijuntha, Weerachai, Chitimia-Dobler, Lidia, Pfeffer, Martin, Eamudomkarn, Chatanun, Andrews, Ross H., Ahamad, Mariana, Putthasorn, Noppadon, Muders, Senta V., Petney, David A. & Robbins, Richard G., 2019, Ticks (Argasidae, Ixodidae) and tick-borne diseases of continental Southeast Asia, Zootaxa 4558 (1), pp. 1-89: 17

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4558.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:71232906-9C90-4A6E-B893-83AC1574C8CA

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4541886

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DD87C4-FFC8-FFE7-1EFC-DE66FE82FBA3

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Amblyomma nitidum Hirst and Hirst, 1910
status

 

Amblyomma nitidum Hirst and Hirst, 1910  

Amblyomma nitidum   is a rare species found only on sea snakes of the genus Laticauda   , which occur in the western Pacific Ocean and the Andaman Islands of the Indian Ocean. In continental Southeast Asia, A. nitidum   has been reported from peninsular Malaysia ( Audy et al. 1960, Singapore). Audy et al. (1960) point out that sea snakes, being nocturnal, rest during the day in compact groups in mangrove treeholes or in rock crevices out of the water, suggesting that these may be detachment/moulting habitats for this tick. Petney and Keirans (1996b) also cite records from mangrove habitats and provide a detailed discussion of the taxonomic history of this species.

The male, female and larva are described in Voltzit and Keirans (2002). The female is illustrated in Yamaguti et al. (1971).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Ixodida

Family

Ixodidae

Genus

Amblyomma

Loc

Amblyomma nitidum Hirst and Hirst, 1910

Petney, Trevor N., Boulanger, Nathalie, Saijuntha, Weerachai, Chitimia-Dobler, Lidia, Pfeffer, Martin, Eamudomkarn, Chatanun, Andrews, Ross H., Ahamad, Mariana, Putthasorn, Noppadon, Muders, Senta V., Petney, David A. & Robbins, Richard G. 2019
2019
Loc

Amblyomma nitidum

Hirst and Hirst 1910
1910
Loc

A. nitidum

Hirst and Hirst 1910
1910
Loc

Laticauda

Laurenti 1768
1768