Journal article

The marine red algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean)

O De Clerck, E Coppejans, T Schils, H Verbruggen, F Leliaert, T De Vriese, D Marie

JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2004

Abstract

This paper reports on the red algae of Rodrigues, collected in the framework of the Shoals of Capricorn Programme (10 September to 5 October 2001). In total 68 species are reported, of which 65 represent new records for the island. Although most taxa represent rather common species, which are generally widespread in the Indian and western Pacific Ocean, some are of special interest to algal systematists and biogeographers. Renouxia antillana is reported for the first time for the Indian Ocean. The presence of Renouxia also constitutes the first record of the order Rhodogorgonales for the entire Indian Ocean. A few species have interesting distribution patterns. Halydictyon sp. is restricted ..

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