By Heather Proctor
Although the ancestral domestic of chelicerates was once the ocean, nearly all of smooth species survive land. so much scholars of spiders and mites additionally limit themselves to terrestrial habitats. although, a shocking variety of mites (Arachnida: Acari) have again to a watery lifestyles. nearly 7000 species from the Mesostigmata, Astigmata, Oribatida, and particularly the Prostigmata, now stay in marine and freshwater habitats. In Aquatic Mites, a dozen chapters discover the distribution, ecology, habit, genetics, and evolution of the main different of those outstanding arachnids. the result of those reports bring up as many attention-grabbing questions as they solution, and will galvanize extra investigations of the biology of freshwater and marine Acari.
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