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Marine benthic algae of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia

Huisman, J.M. (1997) Marine benthic algae of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. In: Wells, F.E., (ed.) The marine flora and fauna of Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia : proceedings of the seventh International Marine Biological Workshop held at Beacon Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands in May 1994. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 177-237.

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Recent collections and published records of marine benthic algae from the Houtman Abrolhos are catalogued. Two hundred and sixty species are included, comprising 32 species of green algae (Chlorophyta), 50 species of brown algae (Phaeophyta), and 178 species of red algae (Rhodophyta). Fifty-three species and four varieties are newly recorded for the Indian Ocean coast of Western Australia. The algal flora of the islands includes a mixture of typically temperate species (e.g. the kelp Ecklonia radiata (C. Agardh) J. Agardh) along with many species usually found at more northern latitudes in tropical waters (e.g. the red alga Trichogloea requienii (Montagne) Kiitzing).

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Western Australian Museum
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