Accessible Published by De Gruyter May 7, 2014

Checklist of seaweeds of Cyprus (Mediterranean Sea)

Konstantinos Tsiamis, Ergün Taşkın, Sotiris Orfanidis, Petros Stavrou, Marina Argyrou, Panayotis Panayotidis, Tania Tsioli, Burak Ali Cicek, Melina Marcou and Frithjof C. Küpper
From the journal Botanica Marina

Abstract

This paper provides the first comprehensive checklist of the seaweeds of Cyprus, based on both literature records and new collections. The total number of species and infraspecific taxa currently accepted is 313, including 53 green algae (Ulvophyceae), 90 brown algae (Phaeophyceae), and 170 red algae (Rhodophyta). Among them, 30 taxa are reported for the first time from Cyprus: 7 green algae, 9 brown algae, and 14 red algae, while 9 taxa are regarded as aliens. In addition, 10 taxa pending confirmation of their presence, 3 excludenda, and 3 inquirenda are briefly discussed.

Introduction

The marine benthic flora of Cyprus remains poorly explored, as only a few studies have been carried out until today. Den Hartog (1972) was the first to report a marine plant from Cyprus, the Lessepsian seagrass Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson, followed by Lipkin (1975), who also focused on seagrasses of the island. Prud’homme van Reine (1982) reported two brown algal species [Sphacelaria rigidula Kützing and Sphacelaria cirrosa (Roth) C. Agardh] from Cape Pyla. A more detailed study was provided by Cirik et al. (2000), who included numerous marine plant records from the northern coasts. Taşkın et al. (2008) published a list of alien algae of the northern coasts of the island. More recently, the same authors provided a detailed catalog of seaweeds from the northern coasts (Taşkın et al. 2013). Later on, two alien green algae – Caulerpa racemosa and Caulerpa taxifolia var. distichophylla – were also recorded from the Cypriot coasts (Argyrou et al. 1999, 2003, Çiçek et al. 2013; Aplikioti, personal communication). Finally, scattered records of marine plants from Cyprus can also be found in a few studies dealing either with other groups of marine biota (Hadjichristophorou et al. 1997, Russo 1997, Katsanevakis et al. 2009) or with the use of macroalgae as bioindicators (Stavrou and Orfanidis 2012). All these studies cover only a fraction of the total coastline and different habitats of Cyprus, which is mostly due to the unresolved political situation prevailing over almost four decades, constituting a significant obstacle to more comprehensive marine biodiversity studies and conservation efforts for the island’s inshore marine communities.

Over the last decade, numerous surveys of marine plants of Cyprus have been conducted by the authors, within the framework of the TOTAL Foundation-sponsored project “Brown algal biodiversity and ecology in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea”, the implementation of the Water Framework directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC), and via personal collections. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive and updated checklist of green, brown, and red macroalgae of the island based on both literature data and personal collections.

Materials and methods

The study areas

Field work was performed at several coastal sites around Cyprus (Figure 1): in the years 2003–2004 at Akamas (35°2′32.60″N/32°16′35.60″E) and Liopetri (34°57′38.70″N/ 33°53′50.51″E); in summer 2007 and 2008 at Liopetri; in spring 2012 at Akamas, Cavo Greco (34°57′39.47″N/ 34°4′50.12″E), Famagusta (35°10′N/33°55′E), Karpasia (35°41′N/34°35′E), Kyrenia (35°20′N/33°17′E), Liopetri and Varosha (35°07′22″N/33°57′26″E), and in late summer 2013 at Zenobia wreck (34°53′6″N/33°39′5″E) and northern Akamas (35°04′N°/32°19′E). Sampling was carried out by free diving in rocky midlittoral and upper sublittoral levels (0–3 m depth) and by scuba diving down to 42 m depth. All specimens were collected by destructive sampling (picking or scraping the macroalgae off the substratum). The material collected was preserved in 4% buffered formalin/seawater and/or mounted on Bristol paper, pressed, air dried, and prepared as herbarium specimens.

Figure 1 Sampling locations around Cyprus, conducted in the years 2003–2004, 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2013.

Figure 1

Sampling locations around Cyprus, conducted in the years 2003–2004, 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2013.

In the laboratory, specimens were observed under dissecting or compound microscopes. When necessary, they were sectioned manually with a razor blade. In several cases, permanent material was prepared as microscope slides using Karo™ corn syrup (ACH Food Companies, Memphis, TN, USA). Herbarium specimens have been deposited in the East Mediterranean Seaweed Herbarium at the Department of Botany, Faculty of Biology, University of Athens (Greece), and in the seaweed herbarium at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Celal Bayar University (Manisa, Turkey). For nomenclature purposes, the following taxonomic databases were used: Index Nominum Algarum (Silva 2014) and AlgaeBase (Guiry and Guiry 2014).

Reference sources used

Marine macroalgal taxa reported in scientific journals and conference proceedings have been critically reviewed from present-day taxonomic and nomenclatural aspects, taking into account the on-line data provided by Silva (2014) and Guiry and Guiry (2014). On the other hand, technical reports, Bachelor and Master dissertations have not been considered here as they lack a rigorous peer review process in their preparation.

Definitions used

All taxa have been grouped in four categories: accepted, pending confirmation of their presence, excludenda, and inquirenda. Taxa are listed alphabetically for each group (green, brown, red algae) in order to make their detection easier. The locations at which each taxon was found in the present study are given. Previous literature records are also provided for each taxon.

Results

In total, 151 marine macroalgae were identified from all of our sampling expeditions (Table 1), including 30 green algae (Ulvophyceae), 53 brown algae (Phaeophyceae), and 68 red algae (Rhodophyta). Among our collections, 7 green, 9 brown, and 14 red macroalgae are reported for the first time from Cyprus, raising the total number of seaweed species recorded in Cyprus to 313 taxa (53 green, 90 brown, and 170 red algae – see Table 1).

Table 1

Accepted marine seaweed taxa hitherto recorded in the Cypriot coasts, based on both our collections and previous known literature.

UlvophyceaePresent studyPrevious references
Acetabularia acetabulum (Linnaeus) P.C. SilvaFamagusta, Karpasia, KyreniaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Anadyomene stellata (Wulfen) C. AgardhFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Bryopsis corymbosa J. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Bryopsis cupressina J.V. LamourouxCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
= Bryopsis cupressoides J. Agardh nom. illeg.
Bryopsis duplexDe NotarisVarosha
Bryopsis hypnoides J.V. LamourouxTaşkın et al. 2013
Bryopsis pennata J.V. LamourouxLiopetriCirik et al. 2000
Bryopsis plumosa (Hudson) C. AgardhFamagusta, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskål) J.V. LamourouxCavo Greco, Famagusta, Karpasia, KyreniaCirik et al. 2000, Argyrou et al. 2003, Taşkın et al. 2010, 2013
aCaulerpa cylindracea Sonder

= Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea (Sonder) M. Verlaque, J.M. Huisman et C.F. Boudouresque
Cavo Greco, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriHadjichristophorou et al. 1997, Argyrou et al. 1999, 2003, Cirik et al. 2000, Verlaque et al. 2003, Taşkın et al. 2008, 2013
aCaulerpa racemosa var. [lamourouxii] f. requienii (Montagne) Weber-van BosseVerlaque et al. 2000
aCaulerpa taxifolia (M. Vahl) C. Agardh var. distichophylla (Sonder) M. Verlaque, J.M. Huisman et ProcacciniFamagusta, Cavo GrecoÇiçek et al. 2013, Aplikioti, personal communication
Chaetomorpha ligustica(Kützing) KützingAkamas
Chaetomorpha linum (O.F. Müller) KützingKyrenia, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
= Chaetomorpha aerea (Dillwyn) Kützing
Cladophora albida(Nees) KützingLiopetri
Cladophora coelothrix Kützing= Cladophoropsis modonensis (Kützing) ReinboldCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Cladophora dalmatica KützingKyreniaTaşkın et al. 2013
Cladophora echinus(Biasoletto) KützingCavo Greco
Cladophora glomerata (Linnaeus) KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Cladophora laetevirens (Dillwyn) KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Cladophora lehmanniana (Lindenberg) KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Cladophora pellucida (Hudson) KützingFamagusta, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Cladophora prolifera (Roth) KützingAkamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Cladophora sericea (Hudson) KützingAkamas, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000
Cladophora vagabunda (Linnaeus) HoekLiopetriArgyrou 2000
Cladophoropsis membranacea (Hofman Bang ex C. Agardh) BørgesenTaşkın et al. 2013
Codium bursa (Olivi) C. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Codium decorticatum (Woodward) M.A. HoweCirik et al. 2000
Dasycladus vermicularis (Scopoli) Krasser

= Dasycladus claviformisclavaeformis») (Roth) C. Agardh
Akamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriRusso 1997, Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Derbesia tenuissima (Moris et De Notaris) P.L. Crouan et H.M. CrouanTaşkın et al. 2013
Didymosporangium repens F.D. LambertTaşkın et al. 2013
Flabellia petiolata (Turra) Nizamuddin

= Udotea petiolata (Turra) Børgesen
Akamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, KyreniaRusso 1997, Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Gayralia oxysperma (Kützing) K.L. Vinogradova ex Scagel et al.Taşkın et al. 2013
Halimeda tuna (J. Ellis et Solander) J.V. LamourouxFamagusta, Karpasia, KyreniaRusso 1997, Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Palmophyllum crassum (Naccari) RabenhorstCirik et al. 2000, Argyrou et al. 2003
Percursaria percursa (C. Agardh) RosenvingeTaşkın et al. 2013
Phaeophila dendroides (P.L. Crouan et H.M. Crouan) BattersFamagusta, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Pseudobryopsis myura (J. Agardh) Berthold ex OltmannsTaşkın et al. 2013
Pseudochlorodesmis furcellata(Zanardini) BørgesenLiopetri
Siphonocladus pusillus(C. AgardhexKützing) HauckLiopetri
Ulothrix implexa (Kützing) KützingFamagustaTaşkın et al. 2013
Ulva clathrata (Roth) C. AgardhFamagustaCirik et al. 2000
= Enteromorpha clathrata (Roth) Greville
Ulva compressa LinnaeusTaşkın et al. 2013
Ulva flexuosaWulfenLiopetri
Ulva intestinalis Linnaeus var. intestinalis= Enteromorpha intestinalis (Linneaus) NeesFamagusta, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Ulva intestinalis f. cylindracea (J. Agardh) M.J. WynneTaşkın et al. 2013
Ulva intestinalis f. ramosa (Vinogradova) E. TaşkınTaşkın et al. 2013
Ulva linza LinnaeusFamagusta, KyreniaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
= Enteromorpha linza (Linnaeus) J. Agardh
Ulva rigida C. AgardhLiopetriRusso 1997
Ulvella lens P.L. Crouan et H.M. CrouanTaşkın et al. 2013
Ulvella repens (Pringsheim) R. Nielsen, C.J. O’Kelly et B. WysorCirik et al. 2000
= Acrochaete repens Pringsheim
Umbraulva olivascens (P.J.L. Dangeard) G. FurnariTaşkın et al. 2013
Valonia utricularis (Roth) C. AgardhLiopetriCirik et al. 2000
PHAEOPHYCEAE
Acinetospora crinita (Carmichael) SauvageauTaşkın et al. 2013
Arthrocladia villosa(Hudson) DubyCavo Greco
Choristocarpus tenellusZanardiniCavo Greco
Cladosiphon cylindricus(Sauvageau) KylinAkamas
Cladosiphon irregularis (Sauvageau) KylinTaşkın et al. 2013
Cladosiphon mediterraneus KützingLiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Cladostephus spongiosum (Hudson) C. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbès et SolierFamagusta, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Corynophlaea flaccida (C. Agardh) KützingFamagustaTaşkın et al. 2010, 2013
Corynophlaea umbellata (C. Agardh) KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Cutleria adspersa (Mertens ex Roth) De NotarisTaşkın et al. 2013
Cutleria multifida (Turner) GrevilleKarpasiaTaşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira amentacea (C. Agardh) Bory var. stricta MontagneCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira barbata (Stackhouse) C. AgardhAkamas, Famagusta, KyreniaRusso 1997, Cirik et al. 2000, Stavrou and Orfanidis 2012, Taşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira barbatulaKützingemend.Cormaci, G. FurnarietGiacconeAkamas, Karpasia, Liopetri
Cystoseira brachycarpaJ. Agardhemend.GiacconeAkamas, Cavo Greco, Karpasia
Cystoseira compressa (Esper) Gerloff et Nizamuddin f. compressaAkamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira compressa f. plana (Ercegovič) Cormaci, G. Furnari, Giaccone, Scammacca et SerioAkamas, Karpasia, KyreniaTaşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira corniculata (Turner) ZanardiniAkamas, Famagusta, KyreniaTaşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira crinita DubyFamagustaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira elegans SauvageauAkamas, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000
Cystoseira foeniculacea (Linnaeus) Greville f. foeniculaceaAkamas, Cavo Greco, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, VaroshaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira foeniculaceaf.latiramosa(Ercegovič) Gómez Garreta, Barceló, RiberaetRull LluchAkamas
PhaeophyceaePresent studyPrevious references
Cystoseira foeniculacea f. schiffneri (Hamel) Gómez Garreta, Barceló, Ribera et Rull LluchCirik et al. 2000
= Cystoseira schiffneri Hamel
Cystoseira foeniculacea f. tenuiramosa (Ercegovič) Gómez Garreta, Barceló, Ribera et Rull LluchAkamas, KarpasiaTaşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira humilis Schousboe ex Kützing var. humilisTaşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira humilis var. myriophylloides (Sauvageau) J.H. Price et D.M. JohnTaşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira mediterranea SauvageauTaşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira spinosa Sauvageau var. spinosaAkamas, Famagusta, Liopetri, VaroshaTaşkın et al. 2013
Cystoseira spinosa var. compressa (Ercegovič) Cormaci, G. Furnari, Giaccone, Scammacca et SerioCirik et al. 2000
Cystoseira zosteroides (Turner) C. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Dictyopteris lucida Ribera Siguan, Gómez Garreta, Pérez Ruzafa, Barceló Martí et Rull LluchTaşkın et al. 2013
Dictyopteris polypodioides (A.P. De Candolle) J.V. LamourouxFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V. Lamouroux var. dichotomaAkamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Dictyota dichotoma var. intricata (C. Agardh) GrevilleCavo greco, Famagusta, Kyrenia, Liopetri, ZenobiaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Dictyota fasciola (Roth) J.V. Lamouroux var. fasciola= Dilophus fasciola (Roth) HoweAkamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Dictyota fasciola var. repens (J. Agardh) ArdissoneFamagustaCirik et al. 2000
= Dilophus repens (J. Agardh) J. Agardh
Dictyota linearis (C. Agardh) GrevilleCavo Greco, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Dictyota mediterranea (Schiffner) G. Furnari

= Dilophus mediterraneus Schiffner
Akamas, Cavo Greco, Famagusta, Karpasia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000
Dictyota spiralis MontagneAkamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Ectocarpus crouaniorum ThuretTaşkın et al. 2013
Ectocarpus fasciculatus HarveyFamagustaTaşkın et al. 2013
Ectocarpus siliculosus (Dillwyn) Lyngbye var. siliculosusTaşkın et al. 2013
Ectocarpus siliculosus var. penicillatus C. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Eudesme virescens (Carmichael ex Berkeley) J. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Feldmannia irregularis (Kützing) G. HamelFamagusta, Kyrenia, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Feldmannia lebelii (P.L. Crouan et H.M. Crouan) G. HamelTaşkın et al. 2013
Feldmannia padinae (Buffham) G. HamelTaşkın et al. 2013
Feldmannia paradoxa (Montagne) Hamel var. paradoxaTaşkın et al. 2013
Feldmannia paradoxa var. caespitula (J. Agardh) Cormaci et G. FurnariTaşkın et al. 2013
Halopteris filicina (Grateloup) KützingCavo Greco, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Halopteris scoparia (Linnaeus) SauvageauAkamas, Cavo Greco, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, Liopetri, ZenobiaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Hapalospongidion macrocarpum (Feldmann) León-Álvarez et González-GonzálezFamagustaTaşkın et al. 2013
Hincksia mitchelliae (Harvey) P.C. SilvaFamagusta, Karpasia, KyreniaTaşkın et al. 2013
Hydroclathrus clathratus (Bory ex C. Agardh) M.A. HoweFamagustaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Kuetzingiella battersii (Bornet ex Sauvageau) KornmannTaşkın et al. 2013
Lobophora variegata (J.V. Lamouroux) Womersley ex E.C. OliveiraAkamas, Cavo GrecoCirik et al. 2000
Microspongium stilophorae (P.L. Crouan et H.M. Crouan) Cormaci et G. FurnariTaşkın et al. 2013
Mikrosyphar polysiphoniae KuckuckTaşkın et al. 2013
Myriactula arabica (Kützing) J. FeldmannTaşkın et al. 2013
Myriactula rivulariae (Suhr) J. FeldmannTaşkın et al. 2013
Myrionema orbiculare J. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Myrionema strangulans GrevilleFamagusta, KyreniaTaşkın et al. 2013
Myriotrichia claviformis (“clavaeformis”) HarveyTaşkın et al. 2013
Nemacystus flexuosus (C. Agardh) Kylin var. giraudyi (J. Agardh) de JongFamagustaTaşkın et al. 2013
Nereia filiformis (J. Agardh) ZanardiniAkamasTaşkın et al. 2013
Padina ditristromatica Ni-Ni-Win et KawaiTaşkın et al. 2013
Padina pavonica (Linnaeus) ThivyAkamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriRusso 1997, Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Petalonia fascia (O.F. Müller) KuntzeFamagusta, KyreniaTaşkın et al. 2013
Protectocarpus speciosus (Børgesen) KornmannTaşkın et al. 2013
Pseudolithoderma adriaticum (Hauck) M. VerlaqueTaşkın et al. 2013
Punctaria tenuissima (C. Agardh) GrevilleTaşkın et al. 2013
= Punctaria latifolia Greville
= Hecatonema terminale (Kützing) Kylin
Ralfsia verrucosa (Areschoug) AreschougTaşkın et al. 2013
Sargassum acinarium (Linnaeus) SetchellAkamas, Cavo Greco, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, ZenobiaTaşkın et al. 2013
Sargassum hornschuchii C. AgardhCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Sargassum trichocarpumJ. AgardhAkamas
Sargassum vulgare C. Agardh nom. illeg.Akamas, Famagusta, Kyrenia, LiopetriRusso 1997, Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngbye) LinkFamagusta, Kyrenia, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Spermatochnus paradoxus (Roth) KützingAkamasTaşkın et al. 2013
Sphacelaria cirrosa (Roth) C. AgardhAkamas, Cavo Greco, LiopetriPrud’homme van Reine (1982), Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Sphacelaria fusca (Hudson) S.F. GrayTaşkın et al. 2013
Sphacelaria rigidula KützingFamagusta, Karpasia, LiopetriPrud’homme van Reine (1982), Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Sphacelaria tribuloides MeneghiniFamagusta, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Sporochnus pedunculatus(Hudson) C. AgardhCavo Greco
Stilophora tenella (Esper) P.C. SilvaTaşkın et al. 2013
Striaria attenuata(Greville) GrevilleKarpasia
aStypopodium schimperi (Buchinger ex Kützing) M. Verlaque et BoudouresqueAkamas, Cavo Greco, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, Liopetri, ZenobiaVerlaque and Boudouresque 1991, Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2008, 2013
Taonia atomaria (Woodward) J. AgardhAkamas, Kyrenia, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Taonia pseudociliata (J.V. Lamouroux) Nizamuddin et GodehLiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Zanardinia typus (Nardo) P.C. SilvaTaşkın et al. 2013
RHODOPHYCEAE
Acanthophora nayadiformis (Delile) PapenfussLiopetriCirik et al. 2000
Acrodiscus vidovichii(Meneghini) ZanardiniAkamas, Cavo Greco
Acrochaetium mediterraneum (Levring) AthanasiadisCirik et al. 2000
= Audouinella mediterranea (Levring) G. Furnari
Acrochaetium microscopicum (Nägeli ex Kützing) NägeliKarpasiaTaşkın et al. 2013
Acrochaetium savianum (Meneghini) NägeliTaşkın et al. 2013
Acrochaetium secundatum (Lyngbye) NägeliTaşkın et al. 2013
Acrochaetium virgatulum (Harvey) BattersTaşkın et al. 2013
Aglaothamnion bipinnatum (P.L. Crouan et H.M. Crouan) Feldmann et G. FeldmannTaşkın et al. 2013
Alsidium corallinum C. AgardhCirik et al. 2000
Alsidium helminthochorton(Schwendimann) KützingLiopetri
Amphiroa beauvoisii J.V. LamourouxCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Amphiroa cryptarthrodia ZanardiniTaşkın et al. 2013
Amphiroa rigida J.V. LamourouxFamagusta, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Anotrichium tenue (C. Agardh) NägeliFamagusta, Karpasia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Antithamnion cruciatum (C. Agardh) NägeliTaşkın et al. 2013
aAsparagopsis armata HarveyCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
bBangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) LyngbyeTaşkın et al. 2013
Boergeseniella fruticulosa (Wulfen) KylinTaşkın et al. 2013
Botryocladia botryoides (Wulfen) FeldmannCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
aBotryocladia madagascariensis G. FeldmannTaşkın et al. 2013
Callithamnion corymbosum (J.E. Smith) LyngbyeCavo Greco, Famagusta, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Calosiphonia vermicularis (J. Agardh) F. SchmitzCirik et al. 2000
Caulacanthus ustulatus (Mertens ex Turner) KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium ciliatum (J. Ellis) Ducluzeau var. ciliatumLiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium ciliatum var. robustum (J. Agardh) MazoyerCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium cimbricum H.E. PetersenCirik et al. 2000
= Ceramium fastigiatum Harvey nom. illeg.
Ceramium circinatum (Kützing) J.AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium codii (H. Richards) MazoyerTaşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium diaphanum (Lightfoot) Roth

= Ceramium tenuissimum (Roth) Areschoug nom. illeg.
Cavo Greco, Famagusta, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium gaditanum (Clemente) J. Cremades var. mediterraneum (F. Debray) J. CremadesTaşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium giacconei Cormaci et G.FurnariTaşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium secundatum LyngbyeTaşkın et al. 2013
Ceramium siliquosum (Kützing) Maggs et Hommersand var. lophophorum (G. Feldman-Mazoyer) SerioTaşkı et al. 2013
Ceramium siliquosumvar.zostericola(G. Feldmann-Mazoyer) G. FurnariLiopetri
Ceramium tenerrimum(G. Martens) Okamura var. tenerrimumLiopetri
Ceramium tenerrimum var. brevizonatum (H.E. Petersen) MazoyerCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Champia parvula (C. Agardh) HarveyAkamas, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) FredericqCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
= Gigartina acicularis (Roth) J.V. Lamouroux
Chondria capillaris (Hudson) M.J. WynneCavo Greco, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
= Chondria tenuissima (Withering) C. Agardh
Chondria coerulescens (J. Agardh) FalkenbergKatsanevakis et al. 2009
Chondria dasyphylla (Woodward) C. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Chondria mairei G. FeldmannTaşkın et al. 2013
Choreonema thuretii (Bornet) F. SchmitzTaşkın et al. 2013
RhodophytaPresent studyPrevious references
Chroodactylon ornatum (C. Agardh) BassonAkamas, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Chylocladia verticillata (Lightfoot) BlidingAkamas, Famagusta, KarpasiaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Colaconema daviesii (Dillwyn) StegengaFamagusta, Karpasia, KyreniaTaşkın et al. 2013
Colaconema endophyticum (Batters) J.T. Harper et G.W. SaundersTaşkın et al. 2013
Corallina officinalis LinnaeusTaşkın et al. 2013
Corallophila cinnabarina (Grateloup ex Bory de Saint-Vincent) R.E. NorrisTaşkın et al. 2013
Crouania attenuata (C. Agardh) J. AgardhCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Dasya corymbifera J. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Dasya ocellata (Grateloup) HarveyFamagustaTaşkın et al. 2013
Dasya rigidula (Kützing) ArdissoneFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Digenea simplex (Wulfen) C. AgardhAkamasCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Dipterosiphonia rigens (Shousboe ex C. Agardh) FalkenbergAkamas, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Ellisolandia elongata (J. Ellis et Solander) K. Hind et G.W. Saunders

= Corallina elongata Ellis et Solander
Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, Liopetri, VaroshaTaşkın et al. 2013
Erythrocystis montagnei (Derbès et Solier) P.C. SilvaTaşkın et al. 2013
Erythrotrichia carnea (Dillwyn) J. AgardhFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Erythrotrichia reflexa (P.L. Crouan et H.M. Crouan) Thuret ex De ToniTaşkın et al. 2013
Erythrotrichia rosea P.J.L. Dangeard nom. inval.Taşkın et al. 2013
Eupogodon planus (C. Agardh) KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Ganonema farinosum (J.V. Lamouroux) K.C. Fan et Yung C. WangFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
= Liagora farinosa J.V. Lamouroux
Gastroclonium clavatum(Roth) ArdissoneLiopetri
Gastroclonium reflexum (Chauvin) KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
cGayliella mazoyerae T.O. Cho, Fredericq et HommersandAkamas, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Gelidiella lubrica (Kützing) Feldmann et G. HamelLiopetri, ZenobiaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Gelidiella nigrescens (J. Feldmann) Feldmann et G. HamelTaşkın et al. 2013
Gelidiella ramellosa (Kützing) J. Feldmann et G. HamelTaşkın et al. 2013
Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V. LamourouxTaşkın et al. 2013
Gelidium pusillum (Stackhouse) Le JolisLiopetriCirik et al. 2000
Gelidum serra(S.G. Gmelin) E. TaşkınetW.J. WynneCavo Greco
Gelidium spathulatum (Kützing) BornetTaşkın et al. 2013
Griffithsia schousboei MontagneTaşkın et al. 2013
Gymnogongrus griffithsiae (Turner) MartiusTaşkın et al. 2013
Halopithys incurva (Hudson) BattersAkamas, KarpasiaTaşkın et al. 2013
Halymenia floresii (Clemente) C. AgardhCirik et al. 2000
Halymenia latifolia P.L. Crouan et H.M. Crouan ex KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Haraldiophyllum bonnemaisonii (Kylin) A.D. ZinovaTaşkın et al. 2013
Herposiphonia secunda (C. Agardh) AmbronnAkamas, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Herposiphonia tenella (C. Agardh) AmbronnLiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Heterosiphonia crispella (C. Agardh) M.J. Wynne

= Heterosiphonia wurdemannii (J. Bailey ex Harvey) Falkenberg
Akamas, Famagusta, KarpasiaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Hydrolithon cruciatum (Bressan) Y.M. ChamberlainTaşkın et al. 2013
Hydrolithon farinosum (J.V. Lamouroux) D. Penrose et Y.M. Chamberlain var. farinosumAkamas, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
= Fosliella farinosa (J.V. Lamouroux) M.A. Howe
Hydrolithon farinosum var. chalicodictyum (W.R. Taylor) D. SerioCirik et al. 2000
= Fosliella farinosa var. chalicodictya W.R. Taylor
Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V. LamourouxFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriArgyrou 2000, Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
aHypnea spinella(C. Agardh) KützingLiopetri
Hypoglossum hypoglossoides (Stackhouse) F.S. Collins et HerveyTaşkın et al. 2013
Irvinea boergesenii (J. Feldmann) R.J. Wilkes, L.M. McIvor et GuiryCavo GrecoTaşkın et al. 2013
Jania adhaerens J.V. LamourouxCirik et al. 2000
Jania longifurca ZanardiniTaşkın et al. 2013
Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V. LamourouxAkamas, Famagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, Liopetri, VaroshaRusso 1997, Cirik et al. 2000, Stavrou and Orfanidis 2012, Taşkın et al. 2013
Jania squamata (Linnaeus) J.H. Kim, Guiry et H.-G. ChoiCirik et al. 2000
= Haliptilon squamatum (Linnaeus) Johansen, L. Irvine et Webster
Jania virgata (Zanardini) MontagneCavo Greco, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
= Haliptilon attenuatum (Kützing) Garbary et H.W. Johansen
Laurencia microcladia Kützing

= Laurencia obtusa var. gracilis (C. Agardh) Zanardini
Akamas, Karpasia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
dLaurencia minuta Vandermeulen, Garbary et Guiry ssp. scammaccae G. Furnari et CormaciTaşkın et al. 2013
Laurencia obtusa (Hudson) J.V. LamourouxFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriRusso 1997, Argyrou 2000, Cirik et al. 2000, Stavrou and Orfanidis 2012, Taşkın et al. 2013
Laurencia pyramidalis Bory de Saint-Vincent ex KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Lejolisia mediterraneaBornetLiopetri
Liagora viscida (Forsskål) C. AgardhCirik et al. 2000
Lithophyllum corallinae (P.L. Crouan et H.M. Crouan) HeydrichTaşkın et al. 2013
Lithophyllum cystoseirae (Hauck) HeydrichCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
= Titanoderma cystoseirae (Hauck) Woelkerling, Y.M. Chamberlain et P.C. Silva
Lithophyllum incrustans R.A. PhilippiCirik et al. 2000
Lithophyllum pustulatum (J.V. Lamouroux) FoslieCirik et al. 2000
= Titanoderma pustulatum (J.V. Lamouroux) Nägeli
Lithophyllum stictaeforme (J.E. Areschoug) HauckAkamasCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Lithothamnion corallioides(P.L. CrouanetH.M. Crouan) P.L. CrouanetH.M. CrouanAkamas
Lithothamnion philippii FoslieTaşkın et al. 2013
Lomentaria chylocladiella FunkTaşkın et al. 2013
Lomentaria clavellosa (Lightfoot ex Turner) GaillonCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
aLophocladia lallemandii (Montagne) F. SchmitzAkamasCirik et al. 2000
Lophosiphonia cristata FalkenbergLiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Lophosiphonia obscura (C. Agardh) FalkenbergFamagusta, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Lophosiphonia reptabunda (Suhr) KylinCirik et al. 2000
Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V. LamourouxLiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Meredithia microphylla (J. Agardh) J. AgardhTaşkın et al. 2013
Mesophyllum lichenoides (J. Ellis) Me. LemoineTaşkın et al. 2013
Neogoniolithon brassica-florida (Harvey) Setchell et L.R. MasonTaşkın et al. 2013
Neogoniolithon mamillosum (Hauck) Setchell et L.R. MasonTaşkın et al. 2013
Neosiphonia elongella (Harvey) M.S. Kim et I.K. LeeTaşkın et al. 2013
Neosiphonia sphaerocarpa (Børgesen) M.S. Kim et I.K. LeeKatsanevakis et al. 2009
Neurocaulon foliosum(Meneghini) ZanardiniAkamas
Nitophyllum punctatum (Stackhouse) GrevilleFamagusta, KarpasiaTaşkın et al. 2013
Osmundaria volubilis (Linnaeus) R.E. NorrisAkamasCirik et al. 2000
= Vidalia volubilis (Linnaeus) J. Agardh
Osmundea pinnatifida(Hudson) StackhouseAkamas
Palisada perforata (Bory de Saint-Vincent) K.W. Nam = Laurencia papillosa (C. Agardh) GrevilleFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriRusso 1997, Argyrou 2000, Cirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Palisada thuyoides (Kützing) Cassano, Sentíes, Gil-Rodríguez et M.T. FujiiCirik et al. 2000
= Laurencia paniculata (C. Agardh) J. Agardh nom. illeg.
Parviphycus pannosus (Feldmann) G. FurnariCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Peyssonnelia bornetii Boudouresque et DenizotCirik et al. 2000
Peyssonnelia rosa-marina Boudouresque et DenizotTaşkın et al. 2013
Peyssonnelia rubra (Greville) J. AgardhCavo GrecoTaşkın et al. 2013
Peyssonnelia squamaria (S.G. Gmelin) DecaisneAkamas, KarpasiaCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Peyssonnelia stoechas Boudouresque et DenizotTaşkın et al. 2013
Platoma cyclocolpum (Montagne) F. SchmitzCirik et al. 2000
Pleonosporium borreri (Smith) NägeliCirik et al. 2000
Pneophyllum fragile KützingLiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Polysiphonia atlantica Kapraun et J.N. NorrisTaşkın et al. 2008, 2013
Polysiphonia atra ZanardiniTaşkın et al. 2013
Polysiphonia breviarticulata (C. Agardh) ZanardiniTaşkın et al. 2013
Polysiphonia denudata (Dillwyn) Greville ex HarveyCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
= Polysiphonia variegata (C. Agardh) Zanardini
Polysiphonia deusta (Roth) SprengelTaşkın et al. 2013
Polysiphonia elongata (Hudson) SprengelFamagustaTaşkın et al. 2013
Polysiphonia fucoides (Hudson) GrevilleTaşkın et al. 2008, 2013
Polysiphonia opaca (C. Agardh) Moris et De NotarisAkamas, Famagusta, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Polysiphonia scopulorum HarveyLiopetriCirik et al. 2000
Polysiphonia tenerrima KützingCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Polysiphoniatripinnata J. AgardhLiopetriCirik et al. 2000
Porphyra umbilicalis KützingTaşkın et al. 2013
Pterocladiella capillacea (S.G. Gmelin) Santelices et HommersandFamagusta, KyreniaCirik et al. 2000
= Pterocladia capillacea (Gmelin) Bornet
Pterocladiella melanoidea (Schousboe ex Bornet) Santelices et HommersandCirik et al. 2000
= Gelidium melanoideum Schousboe ex Bornet
Ptilothamnion pluma (Dillwyn) ThuretCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Pyropia leucosticta (Thuret) Neefus et J. BrodieTaşkın et al. 2013
Radicilingua thysanorhizans (Holmes) PapenfussCirik et al. 2000
Rodriguezella strafforelloi F. Schmitz ex J.J. Rodriguez var. crassicaulis ErcegovičCirik et al. 2000
Rytiphlaea tinctoria (Clemente) C. AgardhAkamas, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Sahlingia subintegra (Rosenvinge) KornmannTaşkın et al. 2013
Seirospora giraudyi (Kützing) De ToniCirik et al. 2000
Spermothamnion flabellatum BornetCirik et al. 2000
Spermothamnion repens (Dillwyn) RosenvingeTaşkın et al. 2013
Sphondylothamnion multifidum(Hudson) NägeliAkamas
Spongites fruticulosusKützingCavo Greco, Zenobia
Spyridia filamentosa (Wulfen) HarveyFamagusta, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Stylonema alsidii (Zanardini) K.M. DrewFamagusta, Karpasia, Kyrenia, LiopetriCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Stylonema cornu-cervi ReinschFamagusta, LiopetriTaşkın et al. 2013
Taenioma nanum (Kützing) PapenfussTaşkın et al. 2013
Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Me. LemoineCirik et al. 2000
= Tenarea undulosa Bory
Titanoderma trochanter (Bory de Saint-Vincent) Benhissoune, Boudouresque, Perret-Boudouresque et VerlaqueTaşkın et al. 2013
Tricleocarpa cylindrica (J. Ellis et Solander) Huisman et BorowitzkaCirik et al. 2000
= Galaxaura cylindrica (J. Ellis et Solander) J.V. Lamouroux
Tricleocarpa fragilis (Linnaeus) Huisman et R.A. TownsendCirik et al. 2000
= Galaxaura oblongata (J. Ellis et Solander) J.V. Lamouroux
aWomersleyella setacea (Hollenberg) R.E. NorrisTaşkın et al. 2008, 2013
Wrangelia penicillata (C. Agardh) C. AgardhCavo GrecoCirik et al. 2000, Taşkın et al. 2013
Wurdemannia miniata(Sprengel) FeldmannetG. HamelLiopetri

Frequently used synonyms in previous publications are also given. New records for Cyprus are given in bold; alien taxa are marked with a;

bReported by Taşkın et al. (2013) as Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C. Agardh. It should be noted that Müller et al. (2003: 217) propose that B. atropurpurea should be re-recognized as a distinct species, separate from Bangia populations found in the marine environment, with the latter still recognized as B. fuscopurpurea until their complex relationships can be resolved (Guiry and Guiry 2014).

cThis includes also previously published records of Ceramium flaccidum (Kützing) Ardissone from Cyprus (Cirik et al. 2000), as Mediterranean records of the latter species have to be considered a misidentification of G. mazoyerae (Cho et al. 2008).

dReported by Taşkın et al. (2013) as Laurencia minuta Vandermeulen, Garbary et Guiry.

Taxa pending confirmation of their presence

Aglaothamnion pseudobyssoides (P.L. Crouan et H.M. Crouan) Halos

The single record by Taşkın et al. (2013), which lacks description or illustration, should be confirmed as this species is not known to occur elsewhere in the Mediterranean Sea.

Botryocladia skottsbergii (Børgesen) Levring

In the absence of a detailed description, the single record by Taşkın et al. (2013) should be confirmed, as this species is not known to occur in the Mediterranean Sea.

Centroceras clavulatum (C. Agardh) Montagne

According to Won et al. (2009), Mediterranean records of Centroceras clavulatum are misidentifications of Centroceras gasparrinii (Meneghini) Kützing and/or Centroceras micracanthum Kützing, while Centroceras clavulatum is restricted to the Pacific Ocean. Consequently, the Cypriot records of Centroceras clavulatum by Cirik et al. (2000) and Taşkın et al. (2013) most probably belong to another taxon and require re-examination.

Ceramium cupulatum Womersley

This species does not occur in the Mediterranean Sea and the single record by Taşkın et al. (2013) from Cyprus should be confirmed as neither description nor illustration was provided.

Cladophora patentiramea (Montagne) Kützing

This green alga was reported by Argyrou (2000) from southern Cyprus based on a doubtful identification. However, according to Hoek et al. (2000) Cladophora patentiramea could represent calm-water plants of Cladophora coelothrix, while according to Kraft (2007: 85) C. patentiramea should belong to a highly variable species complex with imprecise taxonomic distinctions.

Codium tomentosum Stackhouse

This species does not seem to occur in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Furnari et al. 1999), and we agree with Athanasiadis (1987) that numerous records of Codium tomentosum are probably misidentifications of Codium vermilara (Olivi) Delle Chiaje. Therefore, the single Cypriot record by Cirik et al. (2000) should be treated as debatable, pending new documented records.

Colpomenia peregrina Sauvageau

A small thallus was encountered during our samplings at the upper rocky sublittoral zone in Cavo Greco in 2012. Owing to the lack of reproductive structures we prefer to cite our specimen with reservations.

Gayliella taylorii (E.Y. Dawson) T.O. Cho et S.M. Boo

Taking into account the revision of the newly erected genus Gayliella T. O. Cho, L. McIvor et S. M. Boo (Cho et al. 2008), the single Cypriot record by Cirik et al. (2000); as Ceramium taylorii E.Y. Dawson) should be re-examined.

Polysiphonia kampsaxii Børgesen

The single record by Cirik et al. (2000) should be confirmed as the occurrence of this species in the Mediterranean is doubtful (Gómez Garreta et al. 2001).

Ulva lactuca Linnaeus

Despite numerous Mediterranean records, including the Cypriot ones (Russo 1997, Taşkın et al. 2013), its occurrence in the Mediterranean Sea needs to be confirmed (Gallardo et al. 1993). It should be noted that the molecular identity of the holotype does not match that of N. European specimens that have since been assigned to this binomial (Butler 2007). Molecular analyses by Wolf et al. (2012) mention that old specimens from the Adriatic Sea should be assigned to Ulva rigida.

Taxa excludenda

Anadyomene rhizoidifera A.B. Joly et S. Pereira

In the absence of description and illustrations, the record by Cirik et al. (2000) should be excluded from the Cypriot flora, as this species does not occur elsewhere in the Mediterranean Sea.

Griffithsia devoniensis Harvey

The single record by Cirik et al. (2000) should be excluded as the occurrence of this North Atlantic species in the Mediterranean Sea is rather doubtful (Gómez Garreta et al. 2001).

Uronema confervicola Lagerheim

Reported by Cirik et al. (2000), this freshwater green alga should be excluded from the marine flora of Cyprus.

Taxa inquirenda

Caulerpa racemosa var. turbinata (J. Agardh) Eubank – uvifera (C. Agardh) J. Agardh

Caulerpa racemosa var. turbinata (J. Agardh) Eubank is currently considered as a synonym of Caulerpa chemnitzia (Esper) J.V. Lamouroux, while C. racemosa var. uvifera (C. Agardh) J. Agardh is currently considered as a synonym of C. racemosa (Forsskål) J. Agardh (Belton et al. 2014). Thus, we state that the taxon C. racemosa var. turbinata (J. Agardh) Eubank – uvifera (C. Agardh) J. Agardh, reported from Cyprus by Verlaque et al. (2000), should be considered as taxoninquirendum.

Laurencia obtusa var. laxa (Turner) Ardissone and Laurencia papillosa var. subsecunda Kützing

Both reported by Cirik et al. (2000) but without description and illustrations, are both uncertain records, while their taxonomic identity should be clarified.

Alien species

In total, nine marine benthic algae of Cyprus are currently considered as alien species, including three green algae, one brown alga, and five red algae (Table 1). Among them, Hypnea spinella is reported for the first time from Cyprus.

Conclusions

Cirik et al. (2000) reported 135 taxa of marine seaweeds at specific and infraspecific level from Cyprus northern coasts. Later on, Taşkın et al. (2013) cited 242 seaweeds, again from the northern coasts of Cyprus. The 30 new taxa reported in the present study, combined with the aggregation and revision of all literature records concerning the seaweeds of Cyprus as a whole, raise the total number of Cyprus seaweeds recorded to 313 taxa (53 green, 90 brown, and 170 red algae). Still, there is no doubt that this number is an underestimate, as most parts of the island and particularly the deeper parts of the euphotic benthos remain totally unexplored. Also, nothing is known about fungal, oomycete, and other eukaryotic pathogens of seaweeds in Cyprus waters, despite their likely considerable ecological impact – a recent survey in the Aegean Sea (the area closest to Cyprus where such work has been conducted) has resulted in records of Eurychasma dicksonii (E.P. Wright) Magnus, Anisolpidium sphacellarum (Kny) Karling and Anisolpidium ectocarpii Karling in a region previously totally unexplored in this respect (Strittmatter et al. 2013). Therefore, additional surveys are crucial for further exploration of the marine benthic flora of Cyprus.


Corresponding author: Frithjof C. Küpper, Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, Main Street, Newburgh AB41 6AA, Scotland, UK, e-mail:

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to Paraskevi Louizidou and Savvas Michailides for sampling assistance and to Konstantina Kafa for producing the map of Cyprus with the sampling localities. We are also indebted to the Total Foundation (Paris) for its support to this study. We also wish to thank Erol Adalıer and the Deep Dive Diving Center for sampling assistance. Special thanks are due to Kate Clerides for providing support to this consortium of marine scientists and phycologists, enabling them to conduct and publish this study.

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Received: 2014-2-3
Accepted: 2014-3-18
Published Online: 2014-5-7
Published in Print: 2014-6-1

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