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  • 2 April 2014

Three Species of Ectoparasite Mites (Acari: Pterygosomatidae) Infested Geckos in Indonesia TARUNI SRI PRAWASTI, ACHMAD FARAJALLAH, RIKA RAFFIUDIN Abstract Limited data is hitherto available on the diversity and dispersal of parasitic mites of geckos in Indonesia. Here, we collected three species of geckos, namely Cosymbotus platyurus, Hemidactylus frenatus, and H. garnotii throughout Indonesia to study the distribution and diversity of its parasitic mites. We conducted detail morphological analysis of the mites using whole mount polyvinyl lactophenol and scanning electron microscope…

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