Littoral Acari of Marion Island: ecology and extreme wave action

Pugh, P.J.A.; Mercer, R.D.. 2001 Littoral Acari of Marion Island: ecology and extreme wave action. Polar Biology, 24 (4). 239-243.

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Fourteen species of littoral Acari (Arachnida) were collected from the shores of sub-Antarctic Marion Island, of which Parasitiphis brunneus (Kramer) (Ologamasidae), Rhombognathus apsteini Lohmann and R. gressitti Newell (Halacaridae) are new to the Prince Edward Islands. Acari, impoverished both in terms of diversity and abundance, were confined to the few micro-habitats, including rocky-shore lichens, kelp holdfasts, other macroalgae and the surface pitting of mobile boulders, which provided protection from the direct and indirect stresses of severe wave action

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 0722-4060
Date made live: 02 Nov 2012 10:23 +0 (UTC)

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