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A collection of deep-water marine plants from Rottnest Island

Huisman, J.M., Sim, C.B. and Walker, D.I. (1999) A collection of deep-water marine plants from Rottnest Island. In: Walker, D.I. and Wells, F.E., (eds.) The seagrass flora and fauna of Rottnest Island, Western Australia : proceedings of the ninth International Marine Biological Workshop, held at Rottnest Island, Western Australia, January 1996. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 409-421.

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Deep water dredging around Rottnest Island allowed the collection of marine benthic flora from below usual diving depths. Identifications of some 52 species were from the following Divisions: Chlorophyta (2); Heterokontophyta (11), Rhodophyta (43), and Magnoliophyta (5).

These species were largely represented in the shallower Rottnest marine flora. macroalgal species newlt recorded for Western Australia are Chlorodesmis baculifera, Dictyopteris gracilis, and Rhabdonia clavigera. Species newly revorded for Rottnest Island are Herposiphonia versicolor, Herposiphonia secunda, Osmundaria prolifera, and Callophyllis rangiferina.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Western Australian Museum
Copyright: © Western Australian Museum, June 1999
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