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New records of marine algae from Tonga, Central Polynesia

De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Tsuda, Roy (2014) New records of marine algae from Tonga, Central Polynesia. Marine Biodiversity Records, 7 (e111). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1755-2672

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A total of 34 marine algae are reported for the first time based on historical herbarium collections from the marine shores of Tonga in the central South Pacific Ocean: eight Rhodophyta and 26 Chlorophyta. One species of Rhodophyta, i.e. Trichogloea requienii, and four species of Chlorophyta, i.e. Caulerpa plumulifera, Codium extricatum, Udotea glaucescens and Valoniopsis pachynema, represent the first records from central Polynesia. The red alga Titanophora pikeana has only been previously reported in this region from the adjacent western Melanesian islands of Fiji and the isolated Hawaiian Islands to the north. The other 28 algal species are widely distributed marine species around tropical and subtropical islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: algae, Tonga, flora, biodiversity, marine, botany, historical collections
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2014 00:44
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 02:22

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