By Heather Proctor
Although the ancestral domestic of chelicerates used to be the ocean, the majority of sleek species live to tell the tale land. such a lot scholars of spiders and mites additionally limit themselves to terrestrial habitats. besides the fact that, a shocking variety of mites (Arachnida: Acari) have lower back to a watery lifestyles. nearly 7000 species from the Mesostigmata, Astigmata, Oribatida, and particularly the Prostigmata, now reside in marine and freshwater habitats. In Aquatic Mites, a dozen chapters discover the distribution, ecology, habit, genetics, and evolution of the main assorted of those amazing arachnids. the result of those stories increase as many attention-grabbing questions as they resolution, and will galvanize extra investigations of the biology of freshwater and marine Acari.
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