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Superorder Acariformes

Mite, Lucoppia burrowsii? - Lucoppia tiny mite Mite 2 - Balaustium Dark High Intertidal Mite - Ameronothrus Mite - Balaustium Mite Erythraeinae - Erythraeus Oribatida
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Acariformes
Numbers
More than 30,000 described species in the world.
Habitat
They inhabit every possible biotic or abiotic habitat in the world.
Life Cycle
Development is anamorphic, that means that body segments are added between molts. Also the legs develop between molts against the body, not inside the legs of previous instar.
Remarks
The taxonomy of this group is still being worked out. It seems to be composed of some artificial groups.