da Rocha R.M.,Federal University of Paraná |
Zanata T.B.,Federal University of Paraná |
Moreno T.R.,Faculdades Integradas Espirita UNIBEM
Biota Neotropica | Year: 2012
Here we present tabular keys for families and genera of ascidian species found in shallow waters in the Atlantic Ocean. Characters used in the keys are illustrated or shown in photos of dissected animals and we also provide generalized drawings of all genera. A list of species in each genus and their geographical distribution in the Atlantic is also included, totaling 461 species.