A New Species of the Genus Copidognathus (Halacaridae: Acari) from India

  • Chang (Department of Biology, Indian School of Learning, I. S. M. Annexe) ;
  • C Annapurna (Department of Zoology, Andhra University) ;
  • Chang, Cheon-Young (Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Daegu University)
  • Published : 2003.12.01

Abstract

Copidognathus bengalensis n. sp. is described from Visakhapatnam coast, Bay of Bengal, India. The present species is characterized by posterodorsal plate (PD) with four costae made up of po rose panels, subdivided posterior cornea of ocular plate (OC), and two pairs of basirostral setae in female. This species is related to C. pulcher group, but the nature of po rose panels on anterior areolae of anterior dorsal plate (AD) and the setal ornamentation of legs were different between the members of C. pulcher group and the present new species.

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