The First description of the males of the water mite Atractides polyporus (K. Viets, 1922) (Acari; Hydrachnidia; Hygrobatidae) for Turkey

Kılçık F., Boyacı Y. Ö. , Tekin Özan S.

International Journal of Agriculture Forestry and Life Sciences, vol.5, no.1, pp.12-14, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In this study, description of the male of Atractides polyporus (K. Viets, 1922) which is the new record for the Turkish fauna of water mites, is given for the first time based on the drawings and measurements of various body organs. In addition to its zoogeographic distribution, substrate structure preference and environmental variables of water quality which is determined in its habitat were present.