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Antarctic Ascidiacea

Antarctic Ascidiacea

Waldo L. Schmitt (Editor), Patricia Kott (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66880-1

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

239 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 13.

Basic to any discussion of the lives and behavior—the biology in the broadest sense of the term—of the animal and plant life of any region, continental, insular, or oceanic, is the authoritative identification of each of their kinds and the determination of their distribution, horizontal as well as vertical.

With this thought in mind, Dr. Patricia Kott (Mrs. Wharton B. Mather), Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, undertook this monographic account of the antarctic Ascidiacea at the request of the Smithsonian Institution.
Frontispiece 11

The Antarctic Research Series
Morton J. Rubin v

Waldo L. Schmitt vii

Introduction 1

Previous expeditions 3

Classification 5

Terms used in descriptions, diagram 9

Key to orders, suborders, families, and subfamilies 10

Species list 11

Station lists 13

Systematic discussion 23

Family Polycitoridae : 36

Family Polyclinidae 40

Subfamily Polyclininae 45

Genus Synoicium 64

Family Didemnidae 74

Suborder Phlebobranchia 83

Family Hypobythiidae  88

Order Pleurogona 99

Family Pyuridae 127

Family Pyuridae 145

Behavior 173

Phylogeny 179

Zoogeographic discussion 193

Plate I 209

Plate II 210

References 211

Acknowledgments 222

Systematic Index 223

Subject Index 237