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Marine algal flora of French Polynesia II. Chlorophyta (green algae)

De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Payri, C.E. (2007) Marine algal flora of French Polynesia II. Chlorophyta (green algae). Cryptogamie, Algologie, 28 (1). pp. 3-88. ISSN 0181-1568

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This second paper in a monographic series on the marine algae of French Polynesia gives a detailed coverage of the species of Chlorophyta occurring in these islands. A total of 81 taxa are presented; of these, 23 represent new records for the local flora, 3 (Halimeda heteromorpha, Microdictyon sp. and Struveopsis sp.) are new species, and 2 are newly-described forms of Halimeda distorta (Yamada) Hillis-Colinvaux. The benthic marine green algal flora has most affinities with the neighbouring Cook Islands (Sørensen Index of 0.43) but only with 44% of shared species with that archipelago, while 69 and 64% of species are shared with the Fijian and Micronesian islands, respectively. About 75% of the flora is shared with the Indian and Pacific Ocean in general; 3 species (or about 4% of the total flora) seem restricted to French Polynesia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: algae, Polynesia, Chlorophyceae, flora, taxonomy, biogeography
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 04:02
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 04:02

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