Parahya submersa (Bristowe, 1931)


Original combination: Obisium submersum


Taxonomic references

Obisium submersum

Bristowe, 1931a: 465, figs 3–6 original description
Roth and Brown, 1976: 128

Parahya submersa (Bristowe):

Harvey, 1991a: 315
Harvey, 1991d: 288–290, figs 1–12
Harvey, 1992c: n/a, figs 117–125
Judson, 1997a: 42
Harvey and Volschenk, 2007b: 369
Harvey, Waldock, Teale and Webber, 2007: 393–394, figs 1, 2
Murienne, Harvey and Giribet, 2008: 174
Hughes and Moore, 2018: 484, figs 2, 3
Benavides, Cosgrove, Harvey and Giribet, 2019: 3, 4, figs 3, 4

Microcreagris sp.:

Bigot, 1992: 113

Parahya pacifica Beier, 1957 -- synonymised by Harvey, 1991d: 288 synonymised by Reference missing
Parahya pacifica
Beier, 1957d: 15–16, figs 4b, 5 (synonymised by Harvey, 1991d: 288) original description
Distribution table
Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
New Caledonia
Type locality: Singapore.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Singapore 1.333333 103.816666
Type repository
  • Lectotype male (BMNH 1931.8.1.12 and 1991.4.19.2); Paralectotype: 1 male (BMNH 1931.8.1.14 and 1991.4.19.1); 1 adult (BMNH 1931.8.1.14)
Zoobank LSID


Beier, M. (1957d). Pseudoscorpionida. Insects of Micronesia 3(1): 1–64. -- Show included taxa

Benavides, L.R., Cosgrove, J.G., Harvey, M.S. & Giribet, G. (2019). Phylogenomic interrogation resolves the backbone of the Pseudoscorpiones Tree of Life. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 139(106509): 1–14. -- Show included taxa

Bigot, L. (1992). Contribution à l'étude des peuplements littoraux et côtiers de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (Grande Terre, Ile des Pins) et d'une île Loyauté (Ouvéa): deuxième inventaire des Arthropodes. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, nouvelle series 28: 113–123. -- Show included taxa

Bristowe, W.S. (1931a). Notes on the biology of spiders. IV. Further notes on aquatic spiders, with a description of a new species of pseudoscorpion from Singapore. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10) 8: 457–465. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1991a). Catalogue of the Pseudoscorpionida. Manchester University Press, Manchester. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1991d). Notes on the genera Parahya Beier and Stenohya Beier (Pseudoscorpionida: Neobisiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 8: 288–292. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (1992c). The phylogeny and classification of the Pseudoscorpionida (Chelicerata: Arachnida). Invertebrate Taxonomy 6: 1373–1435. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. & Volschenk, E.S. (2007b). The systematics of the Gondwanan pseudoscorpion family Hyidae (Pseudoscorpiones: Neobisioidea): new data and a revised phylogenetic hypothesis. Invertebrate Systematics 21: 365–406. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S., Waldock, J.M., Teale, R.J. & Webber, J. (2007). New distribution records of the intertidal pseudoscorpion Parahya submersa (Pseudoscorpiones: Parahyidae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 23: 393–395. -- Show included taxa

Hughes, G.B. & Moore, W. (2018). Monophyly of the subfamily Neobisiinae (Pseudoscorpiones: Neobisiidae). Journal of Arachnology 46: 481–487. -- Show included taxa

Judson, M.L.I. (1997a). Catalogue of the pseudoscorpion types (Arachnida: Chelonethi) in the Natural History Museum, London. Occasional Papers on Systematic Entomology 11: 1–54. -- Show included taxa

Murienne, J., Harvey, M.S. & Giribet, G. (2008). First molecular phylogeny of the major clades of Pseudoscorpiones (Arthropoda: Chelicerata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 170–184. -- Show included taxa

Roth, V.D. & Brown, W.L. (1976). Other intertidal air-breathing arthropods. In: Cheng, L. (ed.) Marine insects North-Holland Publishing Co., Amsterdam and Oxford: 119–150. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-06-18 New taxonomic reference entry Benavides, Cosgrove, Harvey and Giribet, 2019
2022-06-18 New taxonomic reference entry Hughes and Moore, 2018