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Gelatinous red algae of the Arabian Sea, including Platoma heteromorphum sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta)
Schils, T.; Coppejans, E. (2002). Gelatinous red algae of the Arabian Sea, including Platoma heteromorphum sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta), in: (2002). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 32(2002). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 32: pp. chapter 35
In: (2002). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 32(2002). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 32. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende, more
In: VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee: Oostende. ISSN 1376-3822, more

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  • Schils, T.; Coppejans, E. (2002). Gelatinous red algae of the Arabian Sea, including Platoma heteromorphum sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 41(3): 254-267. dx.doi.org/10.2216/i0031-8884-41-3-254.1, more
  • Schils, T.; Coppejans, E. (2002). Gelatinous red algae of the Arabian Sea, including Platoma heteromorphum sp. nov. (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta), in: Schils, T. (2003). Mariene plantengemeenschappen in opwellingsgebieden van de Arabische Zee: een taxonomische, ecologische en biogeografische case study naar de mariene flora van de Socotra Archipel (Jemen) en het eiland Masirah (Oman) = Marine plant communities of upwelling areas within the Arabian Sea: a taxonomic, ecological and biogeographic case study on the marine flora of the Socotra archipelago (Yemen) and Masirah Island (Oman). : pp. 254-267, more

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Keywords
    New records; New species; Dudresnaya capricornia Robins & Kraft [WoRMS]; Gibsmithia larkumii Kraft, 1986 [WoRMS]; Gigartinales [WoRMS]; Platoma heteromorphum Schils, 2002 [WoRMS]; Predaea laciniosa Kraft, 1984 [WoRMS]; Predaea weldii Kraft & I.A.Abbott, 1971 [WoRMS]; Rhodophyta [WoRMS]; Titanophora pikeana (Dickie) Feldmann, 1942 [WoRMS]; ISW, Arabian Sea [Marine Regions]; Marine

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Abstract
    This study reports on the gelatinous red algae of the Arabian Sea (Masirah Island, Oman and Socotra Island, Yemen) belonging to the families Dumontiaceae, Nemastomataceae and Schizymeniaceae. Dudresnaya capricornica, Gibsmithia larkumii, Predaea laciniosa, P. weldii and Titanophora pikeana are new records for the region. The morphological and reproductive features of these species are presented, with emphasis on post-fertilization events. Platoma heteromorphum Schils sp. nov. is described from an upwelling region along the eastern coast of Masirah Island. Based on similarities in morphology and post-fertilization events, this species is closely related to P. ardreanum, P. cyclocolpum (the generitype) and P. izunosimense. The connecting filament initiation in P. heteromorphum is comparable to Titanophora, but the post-fertilization processes observed in P. heteromorphum and T. pikeana clearly demarcate both genera within the Schizymeniaceae. A first impression of the gelatinous red algae in the Arabian Sea suggests a high biogeographical affinity with Australia, but additional records from the Indian Ocean indicate that their distribution may be more widespread than is currently accepted.

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