List species and varieties by family
Rataniidae Giesbrecht, 1897 ( Siphonostomatoida )
(1) Ratania Giesbrecht, 1892
Rem.: type: Ratania flava Giesbrecht,1891. Total: 2 spp.

Key to species after Boxshall & Halsey [p.815]:
- Female A1 5-segmented, with apical aesthetasc longer than entire A1; male A1 7-segmented .............Ratania flava.
- Female A1 7-segmented, with apical aesthetasc shorter than entire A1; male A1 9-segmented .......Ratania arlantica.

[1] Ratania atlantica  Farran, 1926   (F,M)    [Figs]

[2] Ratania flava  Giesbrecht, 1892   (F,M)    [Figs]

Ratania sp.    Rose, 1939   (M)
Ref.: Rose, 1939 (p.24, Descr.F, figs.F); Saraswathy, 1961 (p.145, Rem.); Heron & Damkaer, 1969, p.22, Rem.)
Loc: Médit. W (Alger)
Rem.: Cf. Pontoeciella abyssicola

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