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Checklist of seaweeds of Cyprus (Mediterranean Sea)

May 22, 2014

This paper provides the first comprehensive checklist of the seaweeds of Cyprus, based on both literature records and new collections. The total number of species and infraspecific taxa currently accepted is 313, including 53 green algae (Ulvophyceae), 90 brown algae (Phaeophyceae), and 170 red algae (Rhodophyta). Among them, 30 taxa are reported for the first time from Cyprus: 7 green algae, 9 brown algae, and 14 red algae, while 9 taxa are regarded as aliens. In addition, 10 taxa pending confirmation of their presence, 3 excludenda, and 3 inquirenda are briefly discussed.

Tsiamis K, Taşkın E, Orfanidis S, Stavrou P, Argyrou M, Panayotidis P, Tsioli T, Cicek BA, Marcou M, Küpper FC, in press: Checklist of seaweeds of Cyprus (Mediterranean Sea), Botanica Marina, doi:10.1515/bot-2014-0006. Article (subscription required).

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