Deep-sea ascidians (Chordata, Tunicata) from the SW Atlantic: species richness with descriptions of two new species.

@article{Maggioni2018DeepseaA,
  title={Deep-sea ascidians (Chordata, Tunicata) from the SW Atlantic: species richness with descriptions of two new species.},
  author={Tamara Maggioni and Anabela Taverna and Paola Beatriz Reyna and Gast{\'o}n Alurralde and Clara Rimondino and Marcos Tati{\'a}n},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2018},
  volume={4526 1},
  pages={
          1-28
        }
}
The understudied deep-sea benthic communities from the Southwestern Atlantic continental slope (200 m-3000 m depth) were sampled on August 2012 in an area located around 38°S that included the Mar del Plata submarine canyon. In these samplings we found a total of 16 ascidian species from six different families, of which two corresponded to new species. These were: Aplidium meridianum (Sluiter, 1906); Aplidium variabile (Herdman, 1886); Aplidium marplatensis Maggioni Tatián (sp. nov. present… Expand
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