Bryothinusa spp. are common marine insect in Hong Kong. They occur in the intertidal zone of sandy shores between 0.6 and 1.2 m tide level. They emerge when the tide recedes, possibly to mate and feed, then burrow again at the advance of the incoming tide.Bryothinusa has a special respiratory apparatus for long submersions and therefore is able to inhabit the changeable intertidal zone where the competition with other living organisms is comparatively low. Copyright © 1977 Dr. W. Junk b. v. Publishers.
Bibliographical noteWong, M. H., & Chan, T. D. (1977). The ecology of the marine rove beetle, Bryothinusa spp. (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Hong Kong. Hydrobiologia, 53(3), 253-256. doi: 10.1007/BF00818547
- Marine rove beetles
- Intertidal zone
- Plastron respiration