European Water Mite Fauna (new Entries)

A Checklist of the Water Mites Inhabiting European Inland Waters

from Limnofauna Europaea, kindly authorized by Spektrum Verlag
This is an update (last modified: 01-09-2016) of the water mite chapter published by K.O.Viets (1978) in Limnofauna Europaea. Some taxa which are obviously or probably synonyms are included (see taxonomic remarks at the end of the line). Taxonomic remarks are given as often as they appeared necessary, but further comments will prove to be necessary in future.

A list of species which are not longer valid you can find among 'Miscellaneous'

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Europe Watermites Iceland Ireland Great Britan The Pyrenees Iberian Peninsula Italy The Alps Dinaric Western Balkan Hellenic Western Balkan Eastern Balkan Western Highlands Central Highlands The Carpathians Hungarian Lowlands Pontic Province Western Lowlands Central Lowlands Baltic Province Eastern Lowlands Boreal Highlands Tundra North Sweden Taiga Caucasus Caspian Flats Maghreb Israel, Turkey, Syria

X Maghreb 14 Central Lowlands
1 Iberian Peninsula 15 Baltic Province
2 The Pyrenees 16 Eastern Lowlands
3 Italy 17 Ireland
4 The Alps 18 Great Britan
5 Dinaric Western Balkan 19 Iceland
6 Hellenic Western Balkan 20 Boreal Highlands
7 Eastern Balkan 21 Tundra
8 Western Highlands 22 North Sweden
9 Central Highlands 23 Taiga
10 The Carpathians 24 Caucasus
11 Hungarian Lowlands 25 Caspian Flats
12 Pontic Province Y Israel, Turkey, Syria
13 Western Lowlands
The update is based on papers published since 1978 or personally communication by Bader, Biesiadka, Cimpean, Davids, Di Sabatino, Erman, Gerecke, Gledhill, Oezkan, Pesic, Smit, Tuzovskij, Valdecasas, Van der Hammen, K.O.Viets, Wainstein; and for older data from the areas x and y on the private database Di Sabatino & Gerecke. As compared with K.O.Viets (1978), this list is completed also for the area x (Maghreb) and y (Israel, Turkey, Syria).