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Australian Water Mites

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The Australian Water Mites

A Guide to Families and Genera

Monographs on Invertebrate Taxonomy Series 4

MS Harvey   Western Australian Museum

150 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

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Water mites are a dominant feature of the fauna of all freshwater ecosystems. Over 400 species in 87 genera and 22 families have been recorded in Australia. This book consists of illustrated keys to each family and genus. There are sections on cladistic analysis and classification, biogeographic affinities of the Australian fauna, general biology and morphology.


Materials and Methods
Higher Classification
General Biology
Key to Families
Superfamily Hydryphantoidea
Superfamily Eylaoidea
Superfamily Hydrachnoidea
Superfamily Lebertioidea
Superfamily Hygrobatoidea
Superfamily Arrenuroidea
Appendix 1 - List of Australian Hydracarina
Appendix 2 - List of Taxonomic Changes

 "I feel it is an investment well worth the expense, and recommend this well-packaged and informative book to all hydrachnologists and limnologists."
Dr Heather C. Proctor, Australian Arachnology No.55, 1999

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