Three new species of Steganacaridae (Acari, Oribatida) from Zanzibar

Keywords: ptyctimous mites; fauna; systematics; morphology; Tanzania


The present study is based on ptyctimous oribatid mite material collected from Zanzibar (Tanzania) in 2018. A list of identified taxa, including eight species from six genera and three families, is provided; of these, three new species of Steganacaridae (Steganacarus (Steganacarus) khaustovi Niedbała sp. n., Arphthicarus alius Niedbała sp. n. and Arphthicarus rectus Niedbała sp. n.) are described.