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A checklist of the benthic marine algae of the Northern Arabian Sea coast of the Sultanate of Oman

Michael J. Wynne
From the journal Botanica Marina

Abstract

An updated checklist of the benthic marine algae (seaweeds) of the Northern Arabian Sea coast of the Sultanate of Oman is presented, with a total of 402 taxa, consisting of 75 taxa of brown algae (Phaeophyceae), 238 taxa of red algae (Rhodophyta), and 89 taxa of green algae (Chlorophyta). Obsolete names and taxonomic synonyms as well as information on mis-identified names are provided. The classification in many instances reflects new ideas derived from the results of molecular-based phylogenetics. A total of 18 taxa of benthic marine algae are newly reported for Oman.

Acknowledgments

The author is grateful for funding by a British Government Darwin Initiative Grant “Collection and Cataloguing Macroalgae for the Oman Natural History Museum, Ministry of Heritage and Culture”. The project was managed by HTS Development Ltd, UK, working with The Oman Natural History Museum, supported by The Herbarium of the University of Michigan, USA, The Natural History Museum, UK, and the Marine Laboratories of the Directorate General of Agriculture, Animal and Fisheries Resources, Government of Dhofar. I also thank Mr. Glenn Richards, Mrs. Gianna Minton, Mr. Tim Collins, and Dr. Henry Ford for their help in making the collections.

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Received: 2018-03-30
Accepted: 2018-08-01
Published Online: 2018-09-12
Published in Print: 2018-09-25

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