Chaves de identificação para famílias de coleópteros aquáticos ocorrentes no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

  1. Benetti, Cesar João
  2. Fiorentin, Gelson Luiz
  3. Cueto, Juan Antonio Régil
  4. Neiss, Ulisses Gaspar
Neotropical Biology and Conservation

ISSN: 1809-9939

Year of publication: 2006

Volume: 1

Issue: 1

Pages: 24-28

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4013/6195 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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