Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa

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

Editors: Gerecke, Reinhard (Hrsg.)

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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 are in preparation which will include the remaining four superfamilies of Hydrachnidia and the larval stages of all superfamilies. 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.

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Dr. Ilse Bartsch Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, c/o DESY Notkestr. 85 D - 22607 Hamburg, Germany Dr. Kees Davids (+) Vakgroep Aquatische Oecologie Universiteit van Amsterdam Kruislaan 320 NL - 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ralf Deichsel Laboratory for Soil Zoology & Ecology Grunewaldstr. 34 D - 12165 Berlin, Germany Dr. Antonio Di Sabatino Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali Università dell'Aquila Via Vetoio 20, I - 67100 L'Aquila, Italy Prof. Dr. Grzegorz Gabrys Department of Biology Institute of Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences University of Zielona Góra Monte Cassino 21B PL - 65-561 Zielona Góra, Poland Dr. Reinhard Gerecke Biesingerstr. 11 D - 72070 Tübingen, Germany CBiol MIBiol FLS Terence Gledhill Freshwater Biological Association Windermere Laboratory The Ferry House, Far Sawrey GB - Ambleside Cumbria, LA 22 OLP, United Kingdom Dr. Peter Jäger Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg Senckenberganlage 25 D - 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Dr. Joanna Makol Department of Zoology and Ecology Agricultural University of Wroclaw Kozuchowska 5b PL - 51-631 Wroclaw, Poland Drs Harry Smit Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam Plantage Middenlaan 64 NL - 1018 DH Amsterdam, The Netherlands Dr. Henk van der Hammen (+) Amsterdam The Netherlands Prof. Dr. Gerd Weigmann Laboratory for Soil Zoology & Ecology Grunewaldstr. 34 D - 12165 Berlin, Germany Dr. Andreas Wohltmann Institut für Ökologie und Evolutionsbiologie Universität Bremen, Fachbereich 2 Postfach 33 04 40 D - 28334 Bremen, Germany Dr. Eberhard Wurst Fachgebiet Parasitologie (220 B) (Institut für Zoologie) Universität Hohenheim Emil-Wolff-Str. 34 D - 70599 Stuttgart, Germany

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa, Vol. 7/2-1 Chelicerata: Araneae / Acari I
Editors
  • Reinhard Gerecke
Series Title
Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Spektrum
Copyright Holder
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8274-1693-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 390
Topics