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Volume 52, Issue 3


Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. IX. Additions to the flora including reports of three species for the first time in the Atlantic Ocean

David L. Ballantine / Hector Ruiz / Nilda E. Aponte
Published Online: 2009-05-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BOT.2009.039


Eleven species of benthic marine algae from deep and shallow habitats are newly reported for Puerto Rico. These include rhodophytes: Hypneocolax stellaris, Predaea laciniosa, Botryocladia monoica, B. papenfussiana, Rhododictyon bermudense, Hypoglossum caloglossoides; heterokonts: Chrysocystis fragilis, Dictyota friabilis, D. hamifera; and chlorophytes: Boergesenia forbesii, Derbesia osterhoutii. The Puerto Rican collections of Predaea laciniosa, Boergesenia forbesi and Chrysocystis fragilis are new records for the Atlantic Ocean.

Keywords: algal flora; Caribbean Sea; distribution; new records; Puerto Rico

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Received: 2008-11-01

Accepted: 2009-03-13

Published Online: 2009-05-05

Published in Print: 2009-06-01

Citation Information: Botanica Marina, Volume 52, Issue 3, Pages 229–235, ISSN (Online) 1437-4323, ISSN (Print) 0006-8055, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/BOT.2009.039.

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