Polysyncraton (Ascidiacea, Didemnidae): a re-examination of some specimens and descriptions of three new species
Polysyncraton Nott, 1892 is the second largest genus of didemnid ascidians; it has a wide distribution ranging from temperate to tropical waters. Seventy-one specimens of Polysyncraton from eight museum collections and recently collected samples were analyzed. This resulted in the description of three new species (P. cabofriense Oliveira & Rocha sp. nov. from Brazil, P. globosum Oliveira & Rocha sp. nov. from Australia and P. snelliusi Oliveira & Rocha sp. nov. from Suriname) and emended descriptions of three further species (P. amethysteum (Van Name, 1902), P. magnilarvum (Millar, 1962) and P. purou C. Monniot & F. Monniot, 1987).
|Keywords||Ascidian, biodiversity, COI, taxonomy, Tunicata|
|Publisher||Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle|
|Journal||European Journal of Taxonomy|
|Rights||This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).|
Oliveira, Livia M., Hoeksema, B.W, & Rocha, Rosana M. (2019). Polysyncraton (Ascidiacea, Didemnidae): a re-examination of some specimens and descriptions of three new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, (519), 1–25. doi:10.5852/ejt.2019.519