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  Subcohort Hydrachnidiae

Superfamily Arrenuroidea (+ Mideopsoidea)

    Family Arrenuridae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Mideopsidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Amoenacaridae -- North America.
    Family Arenohydracaridae -- North America.
    Family Athienemanniidae -- North America.
    Family Bogatiidae -- North America.
    Family Chappuisididae -- North America.
    Family Krendowskiidae -- North America.
    Family Laversiidae -- North America.
    Family Mideidae -- North America.
    Family Momoniidae -- North America.
    Family Neoacaridae -- North America.
    Family Gretacaridae
    Family Harpagopalpidae
    Family Hungarohydracaridae
    Family Kantacaridae
    Family Nipponacaridae

Taxon Information

The Superfamily Arrenuroidea has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Arrenuroidea, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Arrenuroidea, (Lindquist et al., 2009).
  • Arrenuroidea, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 1,230 species worldwide] (Di Sabatino et al., 2008).
  • Arrenurae [sic], [North America] (Newell, 1959).
  • Mideopsae [sic], [North America] (Newell, 1959).


  • Smith, I.M., D.R. Cook & B.P. Smith. 2010. Water mites (Hydrachnidiae) and other arachnids. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 485-586.
  • Lindquist, E.E., G.W. Krantz & D.E. Walter. 2009. Classification. [in] G.W. Krantz & D.E. Walter(eds.). A Manual of Acarology, 3rd Edition. Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock: 97-103.
  • Di Sabatino, A., H. Smit, R. Gerecke, T. Goldschmidt, N. Matsumoto & B. Cicolani. 2008. Global diversity of water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia; Arachnida) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 303-315. [Available online]
  • Newell, I.M. 1959. Acari. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1080-1116.

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