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A checklist of the benthic marine algae of the Northern Arabian Sea coast of the Sultanate of Oman
- Wynne, Michael J.
- Botanica marina 2018 v.61 no.5 pp. 481-498
- Chlorophyta, Phaeophyceae, Rhodophyta, coasts, macroalgae, phylogeny, Arabian Sea, Oman
- An updated checklist of the benthic marine algae (seaweeds) of the Northern Arabian Sea coast of the Sultanate of Oman is presented, with a total of 402 taxa, consisting of 75 taxa of brown algae (Phaeophyceae), 238 taxa of red algae (Rhodophyta), and 89 taxa of green algae (Chlorophyta). Obsolete names and taxonomic synonyms as well as information on mis-identified names are provided. The classification in many instances reflects new ideas derived from the results of molecular-based phylogenetics. A total of 18 taxa of benthic marine algae are newly reported for Oman.