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Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa, Vol. 7/2-1 Chelicerata: Araneae/Acari I

  • Ilse Bartsch
  • Kees Davids
  • Ralf Deichsel
  • Antonio Di Sabatino
  • Grzegorz Gabrys
  • Terence Gledhill
  • Peter Jäger
  • Joanna Makol
  • Harry Smit
  • Henk van der Hammen
  • Gerd Weigmann
  • Andreas Wohltmann
  • Eberhard Wurst
  • Reinhard Gerecke

Part of the Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa book series (424)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Peter Jäger
    Pages 1-13
  3. Reinhard Gerecke, Gerd Weigmann, Andreas Wohltmann, Eberhard Wurst
    Pages 14-37
  4. Eberhard Wurst
    Pages 38-88
  5. Gerd Weigmann, Ralf Deichsel
    Pages 89-112
  6. Ilse Bartsch
    Pages 113-157
  7. Andreas Wohltmann, Grzegorz Gabryś, Joanna Mąkol
    Pages 158-240
  8. Kees Davids, Antonio Di Sabatino, Reinhard Gerecke, Terence Gledhill, Harry Smit, Henk van der Hammen
    Pages 241-376
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 377-388

About this book

Introduction

The uncorrected reprint of this volume, originally published in 2006, makes this publication, popular among experts, available again.

 

Chelicerata are a basically terrestrial group of invertebrates, including many clades whose representatives have never found an evolutionary way to aquatic live. An exception is made by the spiders, which include, apart from the famous Argyroneta aquatica, a considerable number of hygrophilous species, and by the highly diverse aquatic mites which in inland water habitats are represented by members of numerous different clades having evolved an aquatic or amphibious lifestyle along various evolutionary pathways. For the first time in limnofaunistic bibliography, the present taxonomic knowledge about these different groups of invertebrates is brought together in an overview for the Central-European fauna.

This first volume includes taxonomic keys and ecological information concerning hygrophilous and aquatic spiders, a general introduction to mites, and the treatment of three mite groups generally known from terrestrial habitats (Acaridida, Oribatida, terrestrial Parasitengona). Furthermore, the freshwater-dwelling representatives of the originally marine Halacaridae are treated, and the species-rich true freshwater mites (Hydrachnidia) are represented in a general introduction. Out of the latter group, detailed taxonomic treatment and determination keys are presented for members of the superfamilies Stygothrombioidea, Hydrovolzioidea, Eylaoidea, and Hydrachnoidea.

Two further volumes include the remaining four superfamilies of Hydrachnidia. The chelicerata volumes of this series are a basic tool for all limnologists interested in diversity and ecology - in particular for biologists investigating the ecotones between ground- and surface water, between benthos and plankton, and between water and land.

The editor
Reinhard Gerecke is free lance zoologist and lecturer at the institute of Evolution and Ecology at the university of Tübingen.

Keywords

Milben Tiere, Wassertiere Wasser, Tiere Acari Spinnen

Authors and affiliations

  • Ilse Bartsch
    • 1
  • Kees Davids
    • 2
  • Ralf Deichsel
    • 3
  • Antonio Di Sabatino
    • 4
  • Grzegorz Gabrys
    • 5
  • Terence Gledhill
    • 6
  • Peter Jäger
    • 7
  • Joanna Makol
    • 8
  • Harry Smit
    • 9
  • Henk van der Hammen
    • 10
  • Gerd Weigmann
    • 11
  • Andreas Wohltmann
    • 12
  • Eberhard Wurst
    • 13
  1. 1.Zentrum für marine BiodiversitätsforschForschungsinstitut Senckenberg Zentrum für marine BiodiversitätsforschFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Vakgroep Aquatische OecologieUniversity of Amsterdam Vakgroep Aquatische OecologieAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institut für BiologieFree University of Berlin Institut für BiologieBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Scienze AmbientaliUniversity of L'Aquila Dipartimento di Scienze AmbientaliCoppito L’AquilaItaly
  5. 5.Institute of BiotechnologyUniversity of Zielona Góra Institute of BiotechnologyZielona GóraPoland
  6. 6.Freshwater Biological Association KendalUnited Kingdom
  7. 7.ArachnologySenckenberg Research Institute ArachnologyFrankfurtGermany
  8. 8.Department of Zoology & EcologyUniversity of Wrocław Department of Zoology & EcologyWroclawPoland
  9. 9.Zoological MuseumUniversity of Amsterdam Zoological MuseumAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  10. 10.University of Amsterdam AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  11. 11.Institut für BiologieFU Berlin Institut für BiologieBerlinGermany
  12. 12.Institut für ÖkologieUniversity of Bremen Institut für ÖkologieBremenGermany
  13. 13.Fachgebiet ParasitologieUniversität Hohenheim Fachgebiet ParasitologieStuttgartGermany

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Gerecke
    • 1
  1. 1.TübingenGermany

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