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Twenty marine benthic Algae new to South Africa, with emphasis on the flora of Kwazulu-Natal
De Clerck, O.; Engledow, H.R.; Bolton, J. J.; Anderson, R. J.; Coppejans, E. (2002). Twenty marine benthic Algae new to South Africa, with emphasis on the flora of Kwazulu-Natal, in: (2002). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 32(2002). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 32: pp. chapter 15
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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  • De Clerck, O.; Engledow, H.R.; Bolton, J. J.; Anderson, R. J.; Coppejans, E. (2002). Twenty marine benthic Algae new to South Africa, with emphasis on the flora of Kwazulu-Natal. Bot. Mar. 45(5): 413-431. dx.doi.org/10.1515/BOT.2002.042, more

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Keywords
    Biogeography; Coastal waters; Cosmopolite species; Distribution records; Ecology; Endemic species; Geographical distribution; Habitat; New records; Seaweeds; Algae; Halymenia durvillei Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828 [WoRMS]; Phaeophyta [WoRMS]; Rhodophyta [WoRMS]; PSW, South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • De Clerck, O., more
  • Engledow, H.R., more
  • Bolton, J. J., more
  • Anderson, R. J.
  • Coppejans, E., more

Abstract
    A total of 20 new records of benthic marine algae has been added to the flora of South Africa, consisting of 6 taxa of Phaeophyta and 14 Rhodophyta. Most species have a pantropical or Indo-Pacific distribution and are generally known from several localities in the Indian Ocean (e.g. Asteronema breviarticulatum, Ceramium cingulatum, Dictyota cervicornis, D. ciliolata, Euptilota fergusonii, Galaxaura rugosa, Halymenia durvillei, Phacelocarpus tristichus). Others are only known from a limited number of reports scattered within the Indo- Pacific region (Balliella crouanioides, Gibsmithia hawaiiensis, Predaea weldii, Hypoglossum minimum), possibly due to their subtidal habitat or small size. Apart from those algae with a large distribution range, some species show a distinctive southern Australian - South African distribution pattern (Carpopeltis phyllophora, Plocamium mertensii). Only Digeneopsis subopaca, originally described from Mozambique, appears to represent a local endemic species.

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