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1 January 2010 Notes on the marine algae of the International Biosphere Reserve Seaflower, Caribbean Colombia II: diversity of drift algae in San Andres island, Caribbean Colombia
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Drifting and wrack seaweeds were collected from four beaches off San Andres island, Caribbean Colombia, between February and November 2009 for a taxonomic survey of the floating flora in the area. We found 1 species of Cyanophyta, 28 species of Rhodophyta, 26 species of Phaeophyceae, and 26 species of Chlorophyta, for a total of 80 taxa. Of these, 24 species (30% of the species encountered) were new records, 18 for the archipelago and 6 for Colombia. These new records increase by 11.9% the number of species in the region recorded to date. The Phaeophyceae constituted the largest biomass, and most Rhodophyta species found were small epiphytes on Padina, Dictyota and Dictyopteris.

Copyright 2012 College of Arts and Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Juan Felipe Ortiz and Brigitte Gavio "Notes on the marine algae of the International Biosphere Reserve Seaflower, Caribbean Colombia II: diversity of drift algae in San Andres island, Caribbean Colombia," Caribbean Journal of Science 46(2–3), (1 January 2010). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v46i2.a19
Published: 1 January 2010
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