Drs. Harry Smit
 
Address: Naturalis Biodiversity Center
P.O. Box 9517
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
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E-Mail: harry.smit@naturalis.nl
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Research Topics
 
1. Taxonomical study of Australasian water mites
Studies have been conducted on water mites of Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia. Now mainly working on Australian water mites, collected in Northern Territory (1994), Western Australia (1994, 1998), Victoria (1997) and Tasmania (1997). In 1999 a collecting trip has been made to southern Argentina, and in 2000 to NE-Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji and New Zealand, in 2001 to South Australia and New South Wales, in 2003 to the Pacific and eastern Australia, in 2005 to the Northern Territory and Queensland, in 2008 to southern Australia (Vic, Tas, SA, WA), in 2010 to New Guinea and in 2011 to Ghana, Iran and New Guinea. In 2012 I joined a combined Dutch-Malayan expedition to Mt Kinabalu, Borneo. In 2014 I went for a long collecting trip to Queensland and New Zealand.
2. Standard work on water mites for Europe
Together with Dr C. Davids, Dr R. Gerecke, Dr A. di Sabatino and Dr T. Gledhill a new standard work is planned for Central, Western and Northern Europe. My part of the job is the genus Arrenurus, and the families Pontarachnidae, Piersigiidae, Mideidae, Acalyptonotidae, Krendowskiidae, Limnesiidae and Wettinidae. The first part has been published in 2007, the second part in 2010. The last issue, with R. Gerecke, T. Gledhill and V. Pesic as co-authors, is to be published in 2015 (or 2016).

















 

 
Publications
 
Smit, H. & Van der Hammen H. (1990 ): Taxonomic notes on some Arrenurus species (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 50: 52-55.
Smit, H. & Van der Hammen H. (1990 ): Nieuwe watermijten voor de Nederlandse fauna (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 50: 93-96.
Smit, H. & Van der Hammen H. (1992 ): Water mites as indicators of natural aquatic ecosystems of the coastal dunes of The Netherlands and northwestern France. - Hydrobiologia 231: 51-64.
Smit, H. & Van der Hammen H. (1992 ): A new species of Albia (Albiella) from The Netherlands (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 52: 114-116.
Smit, H. & Van der Hammen H. (1992 ): New and rare water mites from The Netherlands (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 52: 144-146.
Smit, H. (1992 ): The water mites (Acari, Hydrachnellae) described by A.J. Besseling from the Netherlands. - Ent. Ber., Amst. 52: 165-168.
Smit, H. (1992 ): Kawamuracarus sulawesienis sp. n., the first hyporheic water mite from Sulawesi, Indonesia (Acari, Hydrachnellae). - Stygologia 7: 127-128.
Smit, H. (1992 ): Water mites from New South Wales and Queensland, Australia (Acari, Hydrachnellae). - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 135: 91-112.
Smit, H. & Duursema G. (1993 ): On the identity of Arrenurus affinis and Arrenurus compactus (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 53: 71-74.
Smit, H., Van der Hammen H. & Duursema G. (1993 ): New species of water mites for the Dutch fauna, with some taxonomic notes on the genus Nautarachna (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 53: 180-182.
Gerecke, R. & H. Smit (1994 ): Partnunia tabernaculata, spec. nov., a new water mite from the Spanish Pyrenees. - Spixiana 17: 202-206.
Smit, H. (1994 ): New species of water mites from West Africa (Acari, Hydrachnellae), including a checklist of species recorded from Cameroon. - Storkia 3: 5-11.
Smit, H. (1995 ): New Records of Water Mites from Morocco, with the Description of one New Subspecies (Acari, Hydrachnellae). - Aquatic Insects 17: 17-24.
Smit, H. (1995 ): New records of water mites from Turkey, with 11 species new for the Turkish fauna (Acari, Hydrachnellae). - Storkia 4: 10-15.
Van der Hammen, H. & Smit H. (1996 ): The water mites (Acari:Hydrachnidia) of streams in The Netherlands: distribution and ecological aspects on a regional scale. - Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology 30 (2-3): 175-185.
Smit, H. & Van der Hammen H. (1996 ): A remarkable assemblage of water mites in quagfens and carr in The Netherlands (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 56: 28-32.
Smit, H. (1996 ): Two new and rare Arrenurus-species from The Netherlands (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 56: 56-59.
Smit, H. (1996 ): Ten new species of water mites from Sulawesi and Waigeo, Indonesia (Acari, Hydrachnellae). - Bull. zool. Mus. Univ. Amsterdam 15: 5-19.
Smit, H. (1996 ): New species of water mites from New Zealand with remarks on the water mites from ponds and lakes (Acari, Hydrachnellae). - Acarologia 37: 45-53.
Smit, H. (1996 ): A revision of enigmatic species within European members of the genus Arrenurus Dugès (Acari, Hydrachnellae). - Annales de Limnologie 32 (3): 137-146.
Smit, H. (1996 ): The first record of water mites from the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. - New Zealand Entomologist 19: 57-59.
Smit, H. (1996 ): The water mite family Aturidae from Australia, with the description of six new species (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 13: 89-100.
Van Maanen, B., Tempelman D. & Smit H. (1997 ): Piersigia koenikei new for the Dutch fauna and new Dutch records of Piersigia intermedia and Vietsia scutata (Acari: Hydrachnellae). - Ent. Ber., Amst. 57: 113-118.
Smit, H. (1997 ): Australian water mites of the genus Arrenurus, with the description of 12 new species, from northern and western Australia (Acari: Hydrachnellae: Arrenuridae). - Records of the Western Australian Museum 18: 233-261.
Smit, H. (1997 ): New records of water mites (Acari, Actinedida) from Israel, with a description of a new species, Krendowskia levantensis. - Israel Journal of Zoology 43: 219-228.
Rosso de Ferradas, B. & Smit H. (1998 ): Nuevos hidracáridos (Acari: Hydrachnidia) relacionados con la cuenca del Paraná, Argentina. - Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 57: 73-78.
Smit, H. (1998 ): The water mite family Limnesiidae from northern and Western Australia (Acari: Actinedida), with a description of two new species. - Records of the Western Australian Museum 18: 347-355.
Smit, H. (1998 ): A new genus of the water mite family Piersigiidae from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Records of the Western Australian Museum 19: 107-110.
Smit, H. (1998 ): New records of the water mite families Anisitsiellidae, Momoniidae and Mideopsidae from Australia, with the description of two new species (Acariu: Actinedida). - The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 14: 103-108.
Smit, H. (1998 ): New records of the water mite family Hydryphantidae from Australia, with the description of three new species (Acari: Actinedida). - The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 14: 109-115.
Smit, H. (1999 ): New species of the water mite genus Arrenurus from eastern Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Arrenuridae). - Memoirs of Museum of Victoria 57 (2): 225-236.
Smit, H. (1999 ): Arrenurus boruzkii, a water mite new to the Dutch fauna, with some notes on its morphology (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 9: 11-14. --- pdf for free download! ---
Smit, H., Gerecke R. & Di Sabatino A. (2000 ): A catalogue of water mites of the superfamily Arrenuroidea (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the Mediterranean countries. - Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 121: 201-297.
Smit, H. & Van der Hammen H. (2000 ): Atlas van de Nederlandse watermijten. - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 13: 1-272. Link to the Water Mite Atlas --- pdf for free now
Smit, H. (2001 ): New records of the water mite family Hygrobatidae from Australia, with the description of ten new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Records of the Western Australian Museum 20 (2): 137-158.
Smit H. (2002 ): Two new water mite species from New Zealand (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - Zootaxa 61: 1-10.
Smit H. (2002 ): Rheophilic water mites from southern Argentina, with the description of one new genus and three new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - Zootaxa 103: 1-23.
Smit, H. (2002 ): Two new species of the water mite family Pontarachnidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia), with a discussion of the taxonomic status of Pontarachna hinumaensis Imamura. - Zootaxa 22:1-8.
Martin, P. & Smit, H. (2002 ): The larval morhplogy and host of the Australian water mite Limnochares australica (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Limnocharidae). - Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 409-414.
Smit, H. (2002 ): Water mites from New Caledonia (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - In: Najt J. & Grancolas P. (eds) Zoologia Neocaledonica 5. Systématique et endémisme en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle 187: 161-206.
Smit, H. (2002 ): New records of the water mite Arrenurus from Australia, with description of three new species and one new subspecies (Acari,: Hydrachnidia: Arrenuridae). - Memoirs of Queensland Museum 48: 221-232.
Smit H. (2003 ): A new species of the water mite genus Kawamuracarus Uchida from Oman (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - Zootaxa 135: 1-4.
Smit H. (2003 ): A review of the subgenus Brevicaudaturus (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Arrenuridae: Arrenurus) from the Indo-Australian and Pacific region, with description of a new species. - In: Smith I.M. (ed.), An acarological tribute to David R. Cook - From Yankee Springs to Wheeny Creek: 223-237. Indira Publishing House, W. Bloomfield.
Smit H. (2003 ): A new and unusual Arrenurus species from northern Australia (Arachnida, Acari, Hydrachnidia, Arrenuridae) - Senckenbergiana biologica 82 (1/2): 59-61.
Smit H. (2003 ): Five new species of the water mite family Pontarachnidae from Western Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - In: Wells F.E., Walker D.I. & Jones D.S. (eds.), The Marine Flora and Fauna of Dampier, Western Australia: 547-562. Western Australian Museum, Perth. pdf
Smit H., Van Maanen B., Van den Hoek Tj. H., Wiggers R. & Knol B.W. (2003 ): New records of rare water mites from the Netherlands (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 18: 123-136. --- pdf for free download! ---
Smit H. & Erman O. (2003 ): New species of water mites of the genus Arrenurus from eastern Turkey (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Arrenuridae) - Aquatic Insects 25 (3): 233-240.
Smit H. (2004 ): Water mites from Pacific Islands (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - Zootaxa 588: 1-20.
Smit, H. (2004 ): The water mite Koenikea Wolcott from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Unionicolidae). - Records of the Western Australian Museum 22: 165-191.
Smit, H. & Pesic, V. (2004 ): New records of the water mite families Arrenuridae, Nudomideopsidae and Athienemaniidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Fyr Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro. - Acta entomologica serbica 7: 137-146.
Smit, H. (2005 ): In memoriam Kees Davids, 7 mei 1931- 22 oktober 2004. - Entomologische Berichten, Amsterdam 65 (3): 90-94. (in Dutch)
Davids K., Di Sabatino A., Gerecke R., Gledhill T. & Smit H. (2005 ): On the taxonomy of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) described from the Palaearctic, part 1: Hydrachnidae, Limnocharidae and Eylaidae. - Zootaxa 1061: 36-64.
Smit H. (2005 ): A review of the water mite fauna from the Australasian and Pacific region (Acari: Hydrachnidia.) - Phytophaga 14: 525-530.
Smit H. (2005 ): Water mites of the family Hygrobatidae Koch from southern Africa (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - Journal of Natural History 39 (38): 3369-3405.
Smit H. & Pesic V. (2006 ): New records of the water mite genus Arrenurus from Iran, with the description of two new species from Iran and Cyprus (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Arrenuridae) - Zootaxa 1152: 59-68.
Bartsch, I. & Smit H. (2006 ): Een checklist van de Nederlandse zeemijten (Acari: Halaccaroidea). - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 25: 25-32.
Smit. H, Van den Hoek Tj.H. & Wiggers R. (2006 ): Nieuwe vondsten van watermijten in Nederland. - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 25: 33-38.
Davids, C., Di Sabatino A., Gerecke R., Gledhill T., Smit H. & Van der Hammen H. (2006 ): Chelicerata: Araraneae, Acari I. - In: Gerecke, R. (ed.), Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa 7/2-1: 241-376. Elsevier Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, München.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2007 ): Water mite species of the genus Hydrodroma Koch (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Hydrodromidae) from Australasia. Part I. - Zootaxa 1389: 31-44.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2007 ): Water mite species of the genus Hydrodroma Koch (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Hydrodromidae) from Australia. Part II. - Zootaxa 1509: 41-50.
Smit, H., Didderen K. & Wiggers R. (2007 ): The first record of the watermite Arrenurus berolinensis from the Netherlands, with the first description of the female (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 26: 39-42.
Smit, H. (2007 ): The water mite genus Recifella from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Unionicolidae). - Records of the Western Australian Museum 23: 397-415.
Smit, H. (2007 ): Litarachna brasiliensis n. sp., the first member of the water mite family Pontarachnidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from South America. - Systematic & Applied Acarology 12: 141–146.
Smit, H. (2007 ): The first description of a female of the enigmatic water mite genus Pollicipalpus from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Unionicolidae). - Systematic & Applied Acarology 12: 147–151.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2007 ): First records of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Bhutan, with description of two new species. - Zootaxa 1613: 45-56.
Smit, H. (2007 ): New records of hyporheic water mites from Australia, with the description of two new genera and ten new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Records of the Australian Museum 59: 97-116.--pdf for free download!--
Smit, H. (2008 ): On the identity of Recifella colorata (K.O. Viets) (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Unionicolidae) - Systematic & Applied Acarology 13: 244–247.
Smit, H. (2008 ): Australian Unionicola (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Unionicolidae), with the description of two new subgenera and eight new species. - Zootaxa 1674: 1–26.
Smit, H., Hop H. & Munts R. (2008 ): Twee soorten watermijten nieuw voor de Nederlandse fauna, alsmede nieuwe vondsten van zeldzame soorten (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 28: 41-47.
Smit, H. (2008 ): Two new species of the water mite family Pontarachnidae Koenike from Malaysia (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Entomol. Mitt. zool. Mus. Hamburg 15 (178): 29-34.
Alberti, G., Carrera P., Martin P. & Smit H. (2008 ): Comparative spermatology of freshwater mites (Hydrachnidia, Acari). - Soil Organisms 80 (2): 155-169.
Smit, H. (2008 ): A new species of the water mite family Pontarachnidae Koenike (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Turkey, found in a gill filament of a fish. - Turkish Journal of Zoology 32: 449-451.
Smit, H. & Pesic V. (2008 ): New records of the water mite genus Arrenurus from India, with the description of one new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Arrenuridae). - Zootaxa 1894: 53-58.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2009 ): Water mites of the family Torrenticolidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Thailand, Part II. The genus Monatractides K. Viets. - Zootaxa 2012: 1-27.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2009 ): Water mites of the family Torrenticolidae Piersig, 1902 (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Thailand, Part I. The genera Torrenticola Piersig, 1896, Neoatractides Lundblad, 1941 and Pseudotorrenticola Walter, 1906. - Zootaxa 1982: 38-62.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2009 ): New records of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Tasmania, with descriptions of three new species. - Zootaxa 2070: 53-62.
Smit, H. (2009 a): New Australian hygrobatids (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatidae), with the description of two new genera and three new species. - Zootaxa 2114: 61-68.
Smit. H (2009 b): New and rare water mites from New Caledonia. - In: Grandcolas P. (ed.), Zoologia Neocaledonica 7. Biodiversity studies in New Caledonia. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 198: 391-419.
Goldschmidt , T. & Smit. H. (2009 ): Studies on torrenticolid water mites mainly from South Africa - Torrenticola Piersig, 1896 and Monatractides K. Viets, 1926 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Torrenticolidae). - International Journal of Acarology 35 (3): 179-234.
Smit, H., Pesic V. & Mary-Sasal M. (2009 ): New species of water mites from the Comoros (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Zootaxa 2213: 47–56.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2009 ): New records of water mites of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae) from Thailand, Malaysia and Sulawesi (Indonesia), with the description of four new species. - Zootaxa 2240: 1-30.
Di Sabatino, A., Gerecke R., Gledhill T. & Smit H. (2009 ): On the taxonomy of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) described from the Palaearctic, part 2: Hydryphantoidea and Lebertioidea. - Zootaxa 2266: 1–34.
Pesic, V., Gerecke R. & Smit H. (2009 ): A redefinition of Iranothyas Bader, 1984 with the description of a new species from Oman. - Zootaxa 2290: 59-64.
Smit, H. (2009 c): Water mites of the family Pontarachnidae from Singapore, with a description of one new species (Acari: Hydrachndia). - Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 22: 203-205.
Smit, H., Pesic V. & Mary-Sasal N. (2010 ): Second contribution to the knowledge of water mites from the Comoros, with the description of one new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Zootaxa 2413: 51-60.
Smit, H. & Gerecke R. (2010 ): A checklist of the water mites of France (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Acarologia 50: 21-91.
Di Sabatino, A., Gerecke R., Gledhill T. & Smit H. (2010 b): Chelicerata: Acari II. - Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa 7/2-2: I-IX, 1-234.
Di Sabatino, A., Gerecke R., Gledhill T. & Smit H. (2010 a): The taxonomic status of the water mite genera Todothyas Cook and Parathyas Lundblad - supplement to Di Sabatino et al. (2009). - Zootaxa 2361: 68.
Smit, H. (2010 a): Australian water mites of the subfamily Notoaturinae Besch (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Aturidae), with the description of 24 new species. - Int. J. Acarology 36(2): 101-146.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2010 a): New records of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Malaysia, with descriptions of three new species. - Zootaxa 2354: 19-34.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2010 b): Water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from the hyporheic waters of the Selwyn River (New Zealand), with descriptions of nine new species. - Zootaxa 2355: 1-34.
Di Sabatino, A., Gerecke R., Gledhill T. & Smit H. (2010 c): Chelicerata: Acari II. - Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa, Bd. 7/2-2, 236 pp.
Smit, H. & Pesic V. (2010 ): New species of water mites from Oman, with some zoogeographical notes (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Acarologia 50(2): 151-195.
Smit H. (2010 b): Australian Arrenurus (Acari, Hydrachnidia) with the description of eleven new species. - Zootaxa 2541: 1-26.
Pesic, V., Smit H. & Datry T. (2010 ): New records of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Halacaroidea) from Patagonia (Chile). - Systematic & Applied Acarology 15: 151-160.
Pesic, V., Smit H., Gerecke R. & Di Sabatino A. (2010 ): The water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) of the Balkan peninsula, a revised survey with new records and descriptions of five new taxa. - Zootaxa 2586: 1–100.
Smit, H., Van Haaren T. & Tempelman D. (2010 ): Checklists of Water Mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia and Halacaridae) of the Baltic States. - Latvijas Entomologs 48: 52-75.
Smit, H. (2010 c): Two new species of the genus Arrenurus from Pohnpei, Federal States of Micronesia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Arrenuridae). - Zootaxa 2606: 50-54.
Smit, H. (2010 d): Hydrachnidia - watermijten. - In: In: Noordijk, J., Kleukers R.M.J.C., Van Nieukerken E.J. & Van Loon A.J. (Eds.). De Nederlandse biodiversiteit. Nederlandse Fauna 10. Nederlands Centrum voor Biodiversiteit Naturalis & European Invertebrate Survey-Nederland, Leiden: 167-168.
Pesic V. & Smit H. (2011 a): Water mites of the genus Monatractides Viets (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Torrenticolidae) from New Guinea, with descriptions of nine new species. - Zootaxa 2779: 39-62.
Pesic V. & Smit H. (2011 b): Water mites of the Sperchon denticulatus species group (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Sperchontidae) from Turkey and Iran. - Systematic & Applied Acarology 16: 35-39.
Pesic, V., Smit H., Asadi M. & Etemadi I. (2011 ): New records of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from southern Iran, with description of one new genus and three new species. - Zootaxa 2783: 21-34.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2011 c): Water mites of the family Torrenticolidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Sulawesi, with description of one new species of the genus Monatractides K. Viets, 1926. - Systematic & Applied Acarology 16: 187-191.
Pesic, V., Smit H. & Gerecke R. (2011 ): New records of water mites of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae) from South Africa, with descriptions of five new species. - Zootaxa 2986: 1-54.
Smit, H. (2011 ): New species of water mites from New Guinea (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Halacaridae). - Acarologia 51(3): 321-345.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2011 e): A new species of the genus Hydrodroma Koch, 1837 (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hydrodromidae), with a key to the hitherto known six species of the genus in Australia. - Zookeys 143: 13-22.
Zhang, Z.-Q., Fan Q.-H., Pesic V., Smit H., Bochkov A.V., Khaustov A.A., Baker A., Wohltmann A., Wen (2011 ): Order Trombidiformes Reuter, 1909. - In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 129-138.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2011 d): A new species of Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae) from Ethiopia, with a discussion on the bioodiversity of the genus Atractides in the Afrotropical region. - Zookeys 86: 1-10.
Smit, H. (2012 a): New records of the water mite family Arrenuridae from the Afrotropical region, with the description of 11 new species and two new subspecies (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Zootaxa 3187: 1-31.
Pesic, V., Smit H. & Gerecke R. (2012 ): A contribution to the knowledge of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae) in France. - Zootaxa 3221: 60-68.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2012 a): Water mites of the genus Monatractides (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Torrenticolidae) from Australia, with descriptions of four new species. - Zootaxa 3248: 1-24.
Smit, H. (2012 b): The genus Albia Thon from Australia, with the description of two new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Aturidae). - Zootaxa 3309: 62-67.
Pesic, V., Smit H. & Saboori A. (2012 ): Water mites delineating the Oriental and Palaearctic regions - the uniques fauna of southern Iran, with descriptions of one new genus, one new subgenus and 14 new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Zootaxa 3330: 1-67.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2012 b): Second contribution to the knowledge of water mites of the genus Monatractides K. Viets (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Torrenticolidae) from New Guinea, with descriptions of three new species. - Zootaxa 3350: 46-57.
Smit, H. (2012 c): First record of the water mite genus Momonides Lundblad from the Afrotropical region (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Momoniidae). - Systematic & Applied Acarology 17(3): 346-348.
Smit, H. (2012 d): A second species of the Australian water mite genus Austrotrombella Southcott (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hydryphantidae). - Systematic & Applied Acarology 17(3): 349-352.
Smit, H. & Van Maanen B. (2012 ): Een update van de naamlijst van de Nederlandse watermijten (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 38: 115-125. (in Dutch)
Smit, H., Boonstra H., Duijts O., Van Maanen B. & Wiggers R. (2012 ): Meer dan 250 soorten watermijten in Nederland (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Halacaridae)! - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 38: 95-113. (in Dutch)
Smit, H. (2013 a): Three new hyporheic water mite species from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Subterranean Biology 10: 37-42.
Smit, H. (2013 b): New records of water mites mainly from Vogelkop, New Guinea (Acari: Hydrachnidia), with the description of one new genus and thirteen new species. - Zootaxa 3716(2): 207-235.
Smit, H. (2013 c): Book review: Mites of freshwater mollusks by Edwards D.D. and Vidrine M.F. 2013 - Acarologia 53(3): 347-348.
Pesic, V., Cook D., Gerecke R. & Smit H. (2013 ): The water mite family Mideopsidae (Acari: Hydrachnidia): a contribution to the diversity in the Afrotropical region and taxonomic changes above species level. - Zootaxa 3720: 1-75.
Smit, H. (2014 a): The first hyporheic water mites from the Afrotropical region (Acari: Hydrachnidia), with new species of the genera Kawamuracarus Uchida and Bharatohydracarus Cook. - Acarologia 54(1): 39-45.
Pesic, V., Smit H. & Saboori A. (2014 ): Checklist of the water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) of Iran: Second supplement and description of one new species. - Ecologica Montenegrina 1(1): 30-48.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2014 ): Torrenticolid water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Torrenticolidae) from Ghana. - Zootaxa 3820: 1-80.
Smit H. (2014 b): Australian water mites of the genus Hydrachna Müller, with the description of five new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hydrachnidae). - Zootaxa 3827: 170-186.
Smit, H. (2014 c): First records of water mites from the United Arab Emirates - In: Van Harten A., Arthropod fauna of the UAE 5: 5–12.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2014 b): Torrenticolid water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Torrenticolidae) from Malaysian Borneo - Zootaxa 3840(1): 1-72.
Smit, H. & Pesic V. (2014 a): A new Arrenurus species from India (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Arrenuridae) - Ecologia Montenegrina 1(2): 109-112.
Smit H. & Pesic V. (2014 b): Water mites from Mount Kinabalu and the Crocker Range, Borneo, Malaysia (Acari: Hydrachnidia), with the description of 34 new species. - Zootaxa 3876(1): 1- 71.
Smit H. & Pesic V. (2014 c): The first Asian record of the water mite genus Thoracophoracarus K. Viets (Hydrachndia: Arrenuridae). - Systematic & Applied Acarology 19(4): 431-434.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2015 a): Water mites of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatidae) from Ghana. - Zootaxa 3911 (3): 343-356.
Smit, H. (2015 a): The water mite genus Procorticacarus K.O. Viets in Australasia (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Hygrobatidae). - Zootaxa 3956: 56-78.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2015 a): Third contribution to the knowledge of water mites from the Comoros, with the description of two new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Zootaxa 3964(4): 445-459.
Smit,H., Gerecke R., Pesic V. & Gledhill T. (2015 ): On the taxonomic state of watermite taxa (Acari: Hydrachnidia) described from the Palaearctic, part 3, Hygrobatoidea and Arrenuroidea with new faunistic data. - Zootaxa 3981 (4): 542-552.
Merckx, V.S.F.T. et al. (2015 ): Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain. - Nature
Merckx, V.S.F.T. , .... Smit, H. et al. (2015 ): Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain. - Nature 524: 347-358.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2015 b): Two new species of the genus Atractides Koch, 1837 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatidae) with an updated checklist of the water mites of Thailand. - Systematic & Applied Acarology 20(7): 782–788.
Smit H. (2015 b): A new notoaturine genus from New Zealand (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Aturidae: Notoaturinae). - Zootaxa 4033 (3): 442–444.
Smit, H. (2015 c): The water mite family Hygrobatidae Koch in Australia. The genera Aspidiobatella Cook, Australorivacarus Viets, Gondwanabates Imamura and Rhynchaustrobates Cook (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Zootaxa 4033 (4): 567–583.
Pesic, V., Smit H. & Mary N. (2015 b): Fourth contribution to the knowledge of water mites from the Comoros, with the description of two new species (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Zootaxa 4052 (5): 589–594.
Smit, H., Boonstra H., Hop H., Van Maanen B., Achterkamp B. & Wiggers R. (2015 ): Acht nieuwe soorten watermijten voor de Nederlandse fauna (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 45: 77-90.
Smit H. (2015 d): A new hygrobatid genus from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatidae) - Acarologia 55(4): 431-433.
Smit, H. (2016 ): Two new species of the marine water mite family Pontarachnidae from Queensland, Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia) - Marine Biology Research 12(2): 206-209.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2016 a): On the identity of Litarachna divergens Walter, 1925 (Acari, Hydrachnidia: Pontarachnidae), with description of one new species. - Marine Biodiversity 46(1): 51-57.
Gerecke, R., Gledhill T., Pesic V. & Smit H. (2016 ): Chelicerata: Acari III - Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa 7/2-3.
Pesic, V., Smit H. & Datry T. (2016 ): A redescription of Protolimnesia longa Besch, 1963 from Bolivia, with the first description of the female (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Limnesiidae) - Zootaxa 4121: 81-84.
Smit, H. (2016 a): The water mite genus Gretacarus K.O. Viets, 1978 from Australia (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Mideopsidae: Gretacarinae), with the description of three new species - Zootaxa 4121: 159-166.
Smit, H. & Lock K. (2016 ): Checklist of the water mites from Belgium (Acari: Hydrachnidia). - Bulletin de la Société royale belge d’Entomologie/Bulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie 152: 25-40.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2016 b): Evidence of cryptic and pseudocryptic speciation in Brachypodopsis baumi species complex (Acari, Hydrachnidia, Aturidae) from Borneo, with description of three new species - Systematic & Applied Acarology 21(8): 1092–1106.
Smit, H. (2016 c): The water mite family Aturidae Thor (Acari: Hydrachnidia) from Ghana, with the description of twelve new species - Zootaxa 4158 (4): 523–543.
Smit H. (2016 d): The water mite family Aturidae Thor, 1900 from Southeast Asia (Acari: Hydrachnidia) with the description of one new genus and 14 new species - Acarologia 56(3): 341–365.
Pesic, V. & Smit H. (2016 c): New records of water mites from Southeast Asia (Acari: Hydrachnidia) with the description of two new genera and 12 new species - Acarologia 56(3): 393–433.
Smit, H. (2016 e): A new hydryphantid genus from the Tien Shan Mountains of Kazakhstan (Acari, Hydrachnidia: Hydryphantidae) - Zootaxa 4200 (2): 324–326.