Aspidiobates sp., copyright Melissa Carew.

Belongs within: Hygrobatidae.

Aspidiobates is a genus of water mites found in Australasia and South America characterised by a dorsal shield of one large anterior platelet and multiple smaller posterior platelets, three or four pairs of genital acetabula, and legs without swimming hairs.

<==Aspidiobates Lundblad 1941 RFF05
    |--A. aethes Harvey & Cook 1988 H98
    |--A. bidewel Harvey & Cook 1988 H98
    |--A. geometricus Cook 1986 H98
    |--A. harveyi Cook 1988 RFF05
    |--A. pilbara Harvey 1988 H98
    |--A. scutatus Lundblad 1941 H98
    |--A. similis Cook 1986 H98
    |--A. spatiosus Viets 1969 H98
    |--A. unidorsalis Smit 1942 H98
    `--A. wittenoom Harvey 1988 H98

*Type species of generic name indicated


[H98] Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[RFF05] Rosso de Ferradás, B., & H. R. Fernández. 2005. Elenco y biogeografía de los ácaros acuáticos (Acari, Parasitengona, Hydrachnidia) de Sudamérica. Graellsia 61 (2): 181–224.

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