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Alaskozetes antarcticus (Mite)

Synonyms: Halozetes antarctica; Notaspis antarctica

Wikipedia Abstract

Alaskozetes antarcticus is a species of non-parasitic mite, known for its ability to survive in subzero temperatures. This animal's name derives from its habitat: Alasko, meaning "from Alaska", and antarcticus, in connection with frigid conditions in which the mite lives. Scientists are unclear as to how Alaskozetes antacticus has been able to adapt to an environment so different from those of other arthropods. Whereas most arthropod species inhabit hot, moist environments, A. antarcticus survives in freezing conditions with almost no humidity.
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Prey / Diet



Sphagnum fuscum (sphagnum)[1]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0