Overview

Comprehensive Description

Several mites have suctorians (Ciliophora) fixed on the idiosoma, gnathosoma or legs.
  • BARTSCH I. (1990) Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Paris, 4è sér., A 12: 69-73.

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Distribution

Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Snake Pit and Broken Spur.
  • BARTSCH I. (1990) Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Paris, 4è sér., A 12: 69-73.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Marine mite with ovate idiosoma and two pairs of legs directed forward and two pairs backward. Gnathosoma about 1/3 as long as the idiosoma; rostrum slender. Dorsal idiosomatic plates reticulate, membranous integument between plates with minute denticles. First pair of legs with long, bluntly ending ventral spines; in adults, third, fourth and fifth segment with five, two, and five spines respectively.
  • BARTSCH I. (1990) Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Paris, 4è sér., A 12: 69-73.

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Size

650-700 ?m (from tip to rostrum to end of anal papilla).
  • BARTSCH I. (1990) Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., Paris, 4è sér., A 12: 69-73.

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Ecology

Habitat

abyssal
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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 3050 - 3500
  Temperature range (°C): 2.588 - 2.889
  Nitrate (umol/L): 21.028 - 21.953
  Salinity (PPS): 34.924 - 34.944
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.734 - 5.742
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.396 - 1.496
  Silicate (umol/l): 34.435 - 40.606

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Depth range (m): 3050 - 3500

Temperature range (°C): 2.588 - 2.889

Nitrate (umol/L): 21.028 - 21.953

Salinity (PPS): 34.924 - 34.944

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.734 - 5.742

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.396 - 1.496

Silicate (umol/l): 34.435 - 40.606
 
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