Leptoclinides (Ascidiacea, Didemnidae) from Brazil: new records and two new species

Livia M. Oliveira, João Paulo Carvalho, Rosana M. Rocha


Twenty-two samples of Leptoclinides Bjerkan, 1905 collected along the Brazilian coast between 1998 and 2017 were examined. Herein we describe two new species (Leptoclinides coronatus sp. nov. and Leptoclinides lotufoi sp. nov.). We also extend the distribution of L. latus F. Monniot, 1983 and report that, for the first time, L. torosus F. Monniot, 1983 was found outside its type locality.


biodiversity; faunal survey; taxonomy; Tunicata; West Atlantic

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.572


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