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Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae = Marine benthic flora of the Mediterranean Sea: Phaeophyceae
Cormaci, M.; Furnari, G.; Catra, M.; Alongi, G.; Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae = Marine benthic flora of the Mediterranean Sea: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino Accademia Gioenia Sci. Nat. 45(375): 1-508
In: Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali = Bulletin of the Gioenian Academy of Natural Sciences. Gioenian Academy of Natural Sciences: Catania. ISSN 0393-7143, more
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Author keywords
    Phaeophyceae, Mediterranean Sea, Identification key

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  • Cormaci, M.
  • Furnari, G.
  • Catra, M.
  • Alongi, G.
  • Giaccone, G.

    After a brief introduction on general characteristics, classification, geographic distribution and ecology of Phaeophyceae (brown algae), an identification key of those occurring in Mediterranean Sea is given. Following a both taxonomic and nomenclatural review of Phaeophyceae reported from the Mediterranean Sea, the presence of 270 taxa at specific and infraspecific level, including 24 taxa inquirenda is accepted. Moreover, 26 species are considered as taxa excludenda, and four new nomenclatural changes are proposed. The systematic arrangement followed derives from the most recent works based on molecular analyses. Of each taxon a brief description, preceded by both iconographic references and references reporting its distribution in the Mediterranean Sea, is given. Moreover, the treatment of most taxa is enriched with notes supporting either synonymies indicated, or taxonomic choices followed or the reasons for considering the taxon as inquirendum or excludendum. A glossary of 173 entries, an index of all taxa quoted in the text and 159 plates in which all taxa at specific and infraspecific level (taxa inquirenda excluded) are illustrated, complete the paper.

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