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Marine algal flora of French Polynesia I. Phaeophyceae (Ochrophyta, brown algae)

De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Payri, C.E. (2006) Marine algal flora of French Polynesia I. Phaeophyceae (Ochrophyta, brown algae). Cryptogamie, Algologie, 27 (2). pp. 111-152. ISSN 0181-1568

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This first paper in a monographic series on the marine algae of French Polynesia attempts to give a detailed coverage of the species of Phaeophyceae occurring in these islands. A total of 31 taxa are presented. Among these, seven represent new records for French Polynesia. The flora has affinities with neighbouring localities such as the Cook Islands, Hawai’i, Fiji, and Lord Howe Island, and there are taxa represented from both tropical and sub-tropical to temperate regions owing to the wide latitudinal distribution of the islands in French Polynesia, ranging from below the equator to well below the Tropic of Capricorn. New published records for French Polynesia include Cladosiphon novaecaledoniae, Cutleria irregularis, C. mollis, Hydroclathrus tumulis, Padina melemele, Sargassum cf. echinocarpum and Stypopodium australasicum, all of which (excepted for Sargassum cf. echinocarpum) are restricted to the cooler waters of the southern Austral Islands (Rapa, Marotiri).

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: algae, Polynesia, Phaeophyceae, flora, biogeography, taxonomy
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 04:07
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 04:07

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