Halacarus anomalus   Trouessart,  1894 (Marine Mite)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order:Acarina
Family:Halacaridae

Description
Size: Length 0.28 – 0.32 mm.

Body spindle-shaped, with 2 legs disposed anteriorly and 2 legs posteriorly. Ocular plates absent. Genital plate separate from anal plate and divided into right and left halves. A narrow transverse sclerite separates the genital and the anal plates. Legs I-IV have 6 segments with 2 terminal claws bearing an accessory tooth. Bacillum and parabacillum present on the inner side. Last segment of first leg bears unidentate median claw and 2 pairs of parambulacral setae. Last segment of second, third and fourth legs has a prominent claw fossa and a pair of parambulacral setae. Body well suited for interstitial life.


Synonym (s)
Halacarus anomalus Trouessart, 1946

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 3/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/2/1987)
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair Coast INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hobday Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hobday Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Maly Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.36) (Long: 92.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Rutland Island (Lat: 11.61) (Long: 92.71) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Campbell Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Corbyn's Cove INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC and Ganapati, PN (1966) The interstitial fauna inhabiting the beach sands of Waltair coast Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 34(2) Available at - http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b75_82.pdf
  • Rao, GC (1987) Meiofauna of the Marine National Park, South Andaman Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 3(2) 88-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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