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Catalogue of marine benthic macroalgae of the Fiji Islands, South Pacific

South, Graham R. and Skelton, Posa A. (2003) Catalogue of marine benthic macroalgae of the Fiji Islands, South Pacific. Australian Systematic Botany, 16 (6). pp. 699-758. ISSN 1030-1887

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A catalogue of the marine benthic macroaglae of Fiji is provided. All records are fully referenced, and type localities and distributions (accompanied by listing of voucher specimens) are provided. Taxonomic notes are also included where appropriate. Records from SUVA-A, UC and BISH examined by the authors, together with updates from recent publications, form the substance of this report. A total of 448 taxa are included, comprising 136 Chlorophyta, 46 Paeophyta and 226 Rodophyta. This represents an increase of 116 new records since 1996, of which 39 are new reported by the authors, and the remainder are recently published records from the Suva lagoon (29) and the great Astrolabe reef and lagoon (48). Also included are a total of 36 nomenclatural changes made since 1996, a compilation of 33 uncertain records, and a list of 34 species with type localities in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Apart from the far extensive region of Micronesia, the flora of Fiji is the richest in the south and central Pacific islands.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Agriculture and Food Technology
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2003 05:15
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 06:07

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