An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

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Marine mite from the family Macrochelidae - Carnsew Pool, Hayle, Cornwall. 08.09.13.
Marine mite
family Macrochelidae
- Hayle, Cornwall, 08.09.13 -1

Marine mite
family Macrochelidae
- Hayle, Cornwall, 08.09.13 -2

The species above, which is possibly Dissoloncha superbus, a Macrochelid mite, was found under stones and rocks on the uppershore of Carnsew Pool, Hayle, Cornwall. 08.09.13.

The species here was kindly identified by Matthew Shepherd.

It must be noted that the mite species that feature in the images above can only be identified by an expert from images. Mites should be keyed and and identified using a microscope, the species then verified by an expert.

Macrochelidae Macrochelid Mite possibly Dissoloncha superbus Acari Marine Arthropod Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.