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Clipperton: La flore marine du complexe récifal et quelques aspects de la biodiversité et de la géomorphologie de l’île

Payri, C.E. and Menou, J.L. and De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine (2009) Clipperton: La flore marine du complexe récifal et quelques aspects de la biodiversité et de la géomorphologie de l’île. In: Clipperton,Environnement et Biodiversité d'un Microcosme Océanique. Patrimoines Naturels, 68 . Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle and IRD Editions, Marseilles, pp. 129-141. ISBN 9782856536124

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    Abstract

    The marine flora of the reef flats and outer slopes of Clipperton were studied by SCUBA from the surface down to a depth of 60m and reef walks on 18 sites distributed around the island. About 100 samples of algae have been collected and pressed as herbarium specimens which will be deposited at the MNHN in Paris. Sixty one species have been identified, increasing the number of species recorded from Clipperton to 83 .The results of morphological analyses confirm that the algal flora of Clipperton belongs to the Indo-Pacific biogeographical area with 75% of the species widely distributed in the West and Central Pacific and 4% species from the East Pacific side. About 14% of the species are not yet identified and could be species new science or endemic.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Uncontrolled Keywords: flora, botany, algae, Clipperton, biogeography, marine algae, 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: 07 Oct 2014 14:32
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 14:32
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7616
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