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Ballantine and Aponte 2003


scientific article | Nova Hedwigia

An annotated checklist of deep-reef benthic marine algae from Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas (western Atlantic), I. Chlorophyta and Heterokontophyta

Ballantine DL, Aponte NE

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Abstract

Forty two Chlorophyta and nine Heterokontophyta (Phaeophyceae) species of benthic marine algae were identified from collections made at the deep (> 27 m) fore-reef at Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas. Ten of these species represent first reports from the Bahamas Archipelago and the report of Pedobesia simplex (Meneghini ex Kützing) M.J.Wynne & F.Leliaert is probably the first authentic record from the western Atlantic. Collected at depths of 61 m, Avrainvillea cyathiformis sp. nov. is described herein. The new species attains a height of only 4.0 cm and has nearly cylindrical inner medullary filaments which measure to 20 µm in diameter. The filaments decrease in diameter, to 8 µm, at their distal ends and are tortuous. Avrainvillea cyathiformis differs from all other species of the genus in possessing cyathiform blades.

Research sites

10.1127   0029 5035   2003   0076 0113
Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
27- 122 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
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Fields
Biodiversity Community structure

Research focus
Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)

Locations
Bahamas

Research platforms
Diving - Regular Open-Circuit Manned Submersible
Author profiles
David Ballantine ( 8 pubs)