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

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3840.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CDF827EB-8A66-438F-AC5C-07A7D3D83BB9

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4927719

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F535879E-7E5A-FFFF-FF0D-F914D72AF826

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Monatractides minuta
status

n. sp.

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.