Water mites of the genus Sperchon Kramer (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Sperchontidae) from Turkey, with description of a new species from Taurus Mountains (southern Turkey)

Boyaci Y. O., GÜLLE P., Ozkan M.

AQUATIC INSECTS, vol.34, no.1, pp.85-92, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01650424.2012.718080
  • Journal Name: AQUATIC INSECTS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-92
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A new water mite species Sperchon (Hispidosperchon) serapae n. sp. is described. The material was collected from a slow-flowing stream during field study on the water mite fauna of the Lakes region in southwestern Turkey. An updated list of hitherto known species of Sperchon Kramer from Turkey, including nomenclatural changes and numerous new locality records to the species, is also given.