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RAMS Pycnogonida

Number of taxa: 375
Number of species: 315
Number of accepted species: 268

Taxonomic Editor:

Dr Claudia Arango, University of Sydney, Australia
email: claudia dot arango at qm dot qld dot gov dot au

A preliminary species lists of Antarctic pycnogonids was compiled by Andrew Clarke and Nadine Johnston of the British Antarctic Survey, with funding from the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and British Antarctic Survey. These list has been uploaded in SCAR-MarBIN's Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS); classification has been added and/or made consistent with information avalable at VLIZ (Worlds species lists, ERMS,...), and synonymy checked.

The original list needs to be checked and completed by the RAMS Taxonomic Editors.

It is intended that this register, managed through the SCAR MarBIN project, will provide the most up to date information on the marine diversity of Antarctica. When constructed this web-site will be linked to the Oceanic Biology Information System (OBIS) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

If you use the lists, please cite:

Clarke, A. & Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine diversity. Oceanography and marine biology: an annual review, 41: 47-114
Please also acknowledge the SCAR-MarBIN portal:
Arango C, De Broyer C, Clarke A, Koubbi P, Pakhomov E, Scott F, Vanden Berghe W and Danis B (Editors). The SCAR-MarBIN Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS): Pycnogonida, [date accessed]. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/rams/
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