Phaulodinychus mitis (Leonardi 1899) (Acari: Uropodidae). An intertidal mite exhibiting plastron respiration
1974 - Volume: 16 Issue: 1 pages: 11-20
intertidal respiratory adaptations
Phaulodinychus mitis (Leonardi) is redescribed from adults and deutonymphs collected at Lido di Venezia from intertidal habitats. Observations on behavior and peritremal morphology suggest the presence of a plastron mechanism which permits respiration of P. mitis during periods of submersion due to tidal flooding.
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