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Marine benthic plants of Western Australia’s shelf-edge atolls

Huisman, J.M., Leliaert, F., Verbruggen, H. and Townsend, R.A.ORCID: 0000-0003-0417-2208 (2009) Marine benthic plants of Western Australia’s shelf-edge atolls. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement No. 77 . pp. 50-87.

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One hundred and twenty-one species of marine algae, seagrasses and cyanobacteria are reported from the offshore atolls of northwestern Western Australia (the Rowley Shoals, Scott Reef and Seringapatam Reef). Included are 65 species of Rhodophyta, 40 species of Chlorophyta, nine species of Phaeophyceae, three species of Cyanophyta and four species of seagrasses. This report presents the first detailed account of marine benthic algae from these atolls. Twenty-four species are newly recorded for Western Australia, with four species (Anadyomene wrightii, Rhipilia nigrescens, Ceramium krameri and Zellera tawallina) also newly recorded for Australia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Western Australian Museum
Copyright: © 2009 Western Australian Museum
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