Entomology Department

Check list, habitats and distribution of the sea skaters, Halobates, and their allies (Hemiptera-Heteroptera: Gerridae, Halobatinae)

Compiled by Nils Mĝller Andersen, Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, 2002

Including unpublished records marked with an exclamation mark (!)

 

 

 

 

No

Genera / Species

Habitat

Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

Genus Asclepios Distant, 1915.

 

 

 

Type species: Asclepios annandalei Distant,1915; designation by monotypy

 1

annandalei Distant, 1915

mangroves

East Malaysia (Sabah!), India (Calcutta, Tamil Nadu), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand (Phuket).

 2

apicalis (Esaki, 1924)

mangroves

China (Taiwan), Vietnam!

 3a.

shiranui shiranui (Esaki, 1924)

mangroves

Japan

 3b.

shiranui coreanus Esaki, 1930

mangroves

China (Hong Kong), Korea

 

 

 

 

 

Genus Austrobates Andersen & Weir, 1994a

 

 

Type species: Austrobates rivularis Andersen & Weir, 1994a; by original designation

 1

rivularis Andersen & Weir, 1994a

freshwater

Australia (Queensland)

 

 

 

 

 

Genus Halobates Eschscholtz, 1822

 

 

 

Type species: Halobates micans Eschscholtz, 1822, by subsequent designation (Laporte, 1832)

 

Subgenus Halobates Eschscholtz, s.str.

 

 1

acherontis J. Polhemus, 1982

freshwater

Australia (Northern Territory)

 2

alluaudi Bergroth, 1893

coastal

Aldabra and Cosmoledo Atolls, Ile Europa, Kenya, Mozambique!, Madagascar!, Seychelles

 3

browni Herring, 1961

?coastal

Solomon Islands

 4

bryani Herring, 1961

mangroves

Fiji Islands

 5

calyptus Herring, 1961

coastal

Indonesia (Bacan, Irian Jaya, Sulawesi), Philippines (Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro), Solomon Islands!

 6

darwini Herring, 1961

mangroves

Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland), Papua New Guinea

 7

dianae Zettel, 2001

mangroves

Philippines (Leyte, Luzon, Ponson)

 8

elephanta Andersen & Foster, 1992

coastal

Andaman Sea, India (West coast)

 9

esakii Miyamoto, 1967

coastal

Brunei, Indonesia (Moluccas!), Singapore!, Thailand (Phuket!)

10

fijiensis Herring, 1958

coastal

Fiji Islands

11

flaviventris Eschscholtz, 1822                  syn. kudrini Nasonow, 1894                       syn. eschscholtzi Herring, 1961                 

coastal

Bay of Bengal, Caroline Islands (Palau), Christmas Island, Comores, Ethiopia, India (East coast), Indonesia (Java), Kenya, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania (Zanzibar), Thailand (Phuket, Gulf of Thailand), Vanuatu

12

formidabilis (Distant, 1910a)

coastal

Andaman Sea, India, Maldive Islands, Sri Lanka

13

galatea Herring, 1961

coastal

Arabian Sea, India (Goa), Sri Lanka!

14

germanus White, 1883

oceanic

Indian Ocean, Red Sea, West and Central Pacific Ocean

15

hawaiiensis Usinger, 1938

coastal

Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands, Society Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago

16

hayanus White, 1883                                  syn. australiensis Malipatil, 1988

coastal

Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland), Indonesia (Bali, Ceram, Java), Nicobar Islands, Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao, Palawan), Papua New Guinea, Red Sea, Singapore, Thailand (Phuket), West Malaysia

17

herringi J. Polhemus & Cheng, 1982

mangroves

Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland), Indonesia (Irian Jaya)

18

japonicus Esaki, 1924

coastal

Japan (Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku)

19

katherinae Herring, 1958

coastal

Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu!

20

kelleni Herring, 1961

coastal

Samoa Islands

21

maculatus Schadow, 1922

mangroves

Bismarck Archipelago!, Indonesia (Sulawesi!, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

22

mariannarum Esaki, 1924

coastal

Caroline Islands (Kusaie, Palau, Ponape, Yap), Mariana Islands (Guam, Rota), Marshall Islands (Arno Atoll)

23

matsumurai Esaki, 1924

coastal

China (Taiwan, Chusan Island), Korea

24

melleus Linnavuori, 1971                       syn. mangrovensis Schmidt & Müller, 1973

mangroves

Erithrea, Israel (Gulf of Elat), Sudan

25

micans Eschscholtz, 1822

oceanic

Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean

26

murphyi J. & D. Polhemus, 1991

mangroves

Papua New Guinea

27

nereis Herring, 1961

coastal

Caroline Islands (Palau), Papua New Guinea

28

panope Herring, 1961

mangroves

New Caledonia

29

peronis Herring, 1961

mangroves

Bismarck Archipelago!, Solomon Islands

30

poseidon Herring, 1961

mangroves

Aldabra and Cosmoledo Atolls, Kenya, Madagascar!, Mozambique!, Tanzania

31

princeps White, 1883                                   syn. ashmorensis Malipatil, 1988

coastal

Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland), Caroline Islands (Palau),East Malaysia (Sabah), Indonesia (Halmahera, Java, Sulawesi, Sumbawa!), Solomon Islands, West Malaysia (Penang)

32

proavus White, 1883

coastal

Indonesia (Ceram, Halmahera, Java, Sulawesi), Nicobar Islands, Philippines (Mindanao), Solomon Islands, Thailand (Phuket), Vanuatu, West Malaysia

33

regalis Carpenter, 1892

coastal

Australia (Queensland, Western Australia)

34

robustus Barber, 1925

mangroves

Galapagos Islands

35

salotae Herring, 1961

coastal

Tonga Islands

36

sericeus Eschscholtz, 1822

oceanic

Pacific Ocean

37

sexualis Distant, 1903

mangroves

West Malaysia, Sri Lanka

38

sobrinus White, 1883

oceanic

East Pacific Ocean

39

splendens Witlaczil, 1886

oceanic

East Pacific Ocean

40

tethys Herring, 1961

coastal

Mauritius

41

trynae Herring, 1964

coastal

Nicobar Islands, Thailand (Phuket), Singapore!

42

whiteleggei Skuse, 1891

mangroves

Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)

43

zephyrus Herring, 1961

mangroves

Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)

 

 

 

 

 

Subgenus Hilliella China, 1957

 

 

Type species: Halobates mjobergi Hale, 1925; by original designation (China, 1957)  

44

lannae Andersen & Weir, 1994b

mangroves

Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)

45

mjobergi Hale, 1925

mangroves

Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia), Papua New Guinea

46

robinsoni Andersen & Weir, 2002

freshwater

Australia (Western Australia!)

 


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