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Caldasia

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RINCON-DIAZ, M. NATALIA; GAVIO, BRIGITTE; WYNNE, MICHAEL J.  and  SANTOS-MARTINEZ, ADRIANA. Notes on marine algae in the International Biosphere Reserve Seaflower, Caribbean Colombia, VII: Additions to the benthic flora of San Andrés Island. Caldasia [online]. 2018, vol.40, n.1, pp.97-111. ISSN 0366-5232.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15446/caldasia.v40n1.64597.

Ten species of red macroalgae are newly reported for the Seaflower International Biosphere Reserve in the Caribbean Sea. Of these taxa, four have been previously reported for the Colombian Caribbean: Dohrniella antillarum, Halydictyon mirabile, Taenioma nanum, and Aglaothamnion cordatum. The remaining six species are new records for the country: Callithamniella tingitana, Frikkiella searlesii, Lejolisia exposita, Melanothamnus gorgoniae, Monosporus indicus, and Wrangelia gordoniae. The algal material was collected in coral reef habitats (9-17 m depth), and all species but one are diminutive algae growing mostly on coral rubble or as epiphytes on larger algae. Their morphological features are discussed.

Keywords : Caribbean; Colombia; Frikkiella; red algae; Wrangelia; Callithamniella; Lejolisia; Melanothamnus; Monosporus.

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