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  Superfamily Hygrobatoidea

Family Hygrobatidae

    Genus Hygrobates -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Atractides -- North America.
    Genus Diamphidaxona -- North America.
    Genus Mesobates -- North America.
    Genus Corticacarus
    Genus Aciculacarus
    Genus Aspidiobates
    Genus Australiobates
    Genus Declinobates
    Genus Hopkinsobates
    Genus Ioannibates
    Genus Iranobates
    Genus Kritaturus
    Genus Notohygrobates
    Genus Procorticacarus
    Genus Pseudoaustraliobates
    Genus Tasmanobates
    Genus Zelandobatella
    Genus Zelandobates

Taxon Information

The Family Hygrobatidae 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

  • Hygrobatidae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Hygrobatidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 77 genera worldwide] (Di Sabatino et al., 2008).
  • Hygrobatidae, [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.
  • 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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