Halarachne americana Banks, 1899

Caribbean monk seal nasal mite



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1899 or before (Banks, 1899)



Waters around the Caribbean












Original scientific description:

Banks, Nathan. (1899). A new species of the genus Halarachne. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4: 212-214.


Other references:

Adam, P. J. (2004). Monachus tropicalis. Mammalian Species 747: 1-9.

Dailey, M. D. and Brownell, R. L., Jr. (1972). A checklist of marine mammal parasites, pp. 528-589. In: RIdgway, S. H. (ed.). Mammals of the sea: biology and medicine. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.

Ferris, G. F. (1925). On two species of the G. Halarachne (Acarina, Gamasidae). Parasitology 17: 163-167.

Furman, Deane P. and Dailey, Murray D. (1980). The genus Halarachne (Acari: Halarachnidae), with the description of a new species from the Hawaiian monk seal. Journal of Medical Entomology 17(4): 352-359. [Abstract]

Newell, I. M. (1947). Studies on the morphology and systematics of the family Halarachnidae Oudemans 1906 (Acari, Parasitoidea). Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection 10: 235-266.


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