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  Superfamily Hygrobatoidea

Family Limnesiidae (+ Kawamuracaridae, + Neomamersidae, + Protolimnesiidae, + Tyrrelliidae)

    Genus Limnesia -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Arizonacarus -- North America.
    Genus Centrolimnesia -- North America.
    Genus Kawamuracarus -- North America.
    Genus Meramecia -- North America.
    Genus Neomamersa -- North America.
    Genus Neotyrrellia -- North America.
    Genus Protolimnesia -- North America.
    Genus Tyrrellia -- North America.
    Genus Acantholimnesia
    Genus Crenolimnesia
    Genus Epallagopus
    Genus Fijilimnesia
    Genus Heterolimnesia
    Genus Limnesides
    Genus Mixdea
    Genus Mixolimnesia
    Genus Neotorrenticola
    Genus Nicalimnesia
    Genus Orientilimnesia
    Genus Paralimnesia
    Genus Physolimnesia
    Genus Psammolimnesia
    Genus Pterolimnesia
    Genus Rheolimnesia
    Genus Scutotyrrellia
    Genus Siboneyacarus
    Genus Stygolimnesia
    Genus Timmsilimnesia
    Genus Tubophora
    Genus Tubophorella
    Genus Xenolimnesia

Taxon Information

The Family Limnesiidae 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

  • Limnesiidae: Limnesiinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Kawamuracarinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Neomamersinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Protolimnesiinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Tyrrelliinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Limnesiidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 27 genera worldwide] (Di Sabatino et al., 2008).
  • Limnesiidae, [North America] (Newell, 1959).
  • Tyrrelliidae, [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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