Southern Ocean Identification Keys

A list of useful identification keys and taxonomic resources for Southern Ocean taxa

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Following our general goal to increase availability of Southern Ocean biodiversity data and tools, we have inventoried pertinent identification keys (and related taxonomic resources) on our website.

The list can be accessed through:

This section is subdivided into different pages, each related to a taxonomic group. When available, open-access links to the references are provided. The list is non-exhaustive but try to inventory the most exhaustive and useful Southern Ocean references for each group. If you are aware of any missing reference, do not hesitate to contact us:



June 7, 2021