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Ballantine et al. 2009


scientific article | Botanica Marina

Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. IX. Additions to the flora including reports of three species for the first time in the Atlantic Ocean

Ballantine DL, Ruiz H, Aponte NE


Abstract

Eleven species of benthic marine algae from deep and shallow habitats are newly reported for Puerto Rico. These include rhodophytes: Hypneocolax stellaris, Predaea laciniosa, Botryocladia monoica, B. papenfussiana, Rhododictyon bermudense, Hypoglossum caloglossoides; heterokonts: Chrysocystis fragilis, Dictyota friabilis, D. hamifera; and chlorophytes: Boergesenia forbesii, Derbesia osterhoutii. The Puerto Rican collections of Predaea laciniosa, Boergesenia forbesi and Chrysocystis fragilis are new records for the Atlantic Ocean.

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Meta-data
Depth range
2- 70 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
0 x (total of 3410 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Biodiversity
Taxonomy

Focusgroups
Algae (Macro, Turf and Crustose Coralline)

Locations
Puerto Rico

Platforms
Rebreather
Snorkeling
SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)

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