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  Superfamily Lebertioidea

Family Torrenticolidae (+ Neoatractidinae, + Testudacarinae, + Torrenticolinae)

    Genus Monoatractides -- North America.
    Genus Neoatractides -- North America.
    Genus Pseudotorrenticola -- North America.
    Genus Testudacarus -- North America.
    Genus Torrenticola -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Family Torrenticolidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Torrenticolidae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Neoatractidinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Testudacarinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Torrenticolinae, [North America] (Smith et al., 2010).
  • Torrenticolidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 6 genera worldwide] (Di Sabatino et al., 2008).
  • Torrenticolidae, [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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