Monatractides minuta, Pešić & Smit, 2014

Pešić, Vladimir & Smit, Harry, 2014, Torrenticolid water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Torrenticolidae) from Malaysian Borneo, Zootaxa 3840 (1), pp. 1-72: 63

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Monatractides minuta

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Monatractides minuta   n. sp.

( Figs. 39I View FIGURE 39 , 40I View FIGURE 40 , 41A–F View FIGURE 41 )

Type series. Holotype female, dissected and slide mounted, Malaysia, Borneo , Great Lumotok stream, Mt Kinabalu, 6º09.336 N, 116º34.056 E, alt. 1087 m asl., 17.ix.2012 Smit GoogleMaps   . Paratypes: three females, Mahua stream, Mahua, Crocker Range, 5º47.838N, 116º24.510E, alt. 1052 m asl., 21.ix.2012 Smit.

Diagnosis. Female. Idiosoma small in size (length <600 µm) and elongated (dorsal shield L/W ratio 1.4); suture line of Cx-IV nearly obliterated; P-2 and P-3 distal margins without pointed tips, P-4 with ventral setae, one of them longer and reaching tip of P-5.