Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Chelicerata > Class Arachnida > Subclass Acarina > Suborder Prostigmata > Superfamily Halacaroidea > Family Halacaridae

Halacarus Gosse, 1855

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Halacarus actenos Trouessart, 1889
Halacarus aegyptus Viets, 1935
Halacarus balgimus Bartsch, 1988
Halacarus basteri
Halacarus bisulcus Viets, 1927
Halacarus borealis Trouessart, 1893
Halacarus ctenopus Gosse, 1855
Halacarus griseus Bartsch, 1987
Halacarus leptopus Bartsch, 2002
Halacarus longiunguis Police, 1909
Halacarus prolongatus Bartsch, 1996
Halacarus rismondoi Viets, 1940
Halacarus spiniger Bartsch, 1973
Halacarus subtilis Viets, 1940


original description

Gosse, P.H., 1855a. Notes on some new or little-known marine animals (II). Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., 16 (91): 27-36.

basis of record

Bartsch, I., 2001. Acarina - Halacaridae, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 237-241

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Bartsch, I., 2006. Halacaroidea (Acari): a guide to marine genera. Org. Divers. Evol. 6, Electr. Suppl. 6, 1-104.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Bartsch, I., 2001a. Case 3179. Halacarus Gosse, 1855, H. ctenopus Gosse, 1855 and Thalassarachna Packard, 1871 (Arachnida, Acari): proposed conservation of usage of the names by designation of a neotype for H. ctenopus. Bull. Zool. Nom., 58: 202-205.

additional source

Bartsch, I., 1993. A Synopsis of the Antarctic Halacaroidea (Acari). Synopses of the Antarctic Benthos. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, 176.



External Links



Bartsch, I. (2014). Halacarus Gosse, 1855. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:114779




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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