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First report of Sporolithon ptychoides (Sporolithales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) for the Atlantic Ocean
Samples corresponding to Sporolithon ptychoides Heydrich were collected in the mesophotic zone (50 m depth) south of Espírito Santo State, Brazil. The collected material presented features characteristic of the species ...
Evolutionary history of the Corallinales (Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) inferred from nuclear, plastidial and mitochondrial genomes
Systematics of the red algal order Corallinales has a long and convoluted history. In the present study, molecular approaches were used to assess the phylogenetic relationships based on the analyses of two datasets: a large ...
Seaweed diversity associated with a Brazilian tropical rhodolith bed
(Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, 2010)
This study describes the predominantly tropical, subtidal seaweed populations growing on rhodoliths between 4 and 18 m depth in the southern part of Espírito Santo State (Brazil). Qualitative and quantitative sampling ...
Effects of wild and farm-grown macroalgae on the growth of juvenile South African abalone Haliotis midae Linnaeus
(Taylor and Francis, 2011)
The effect of various macroalgal diets on the growth of grow-out (> 20 mm shell length) South African abalone Haliotis midae was investigated on a commercial abalone farm. The experiment consisted of four treatments: fresh ...
Comparing community structure on shells of the abalone Haliotis midae and adjacent rock: implications for biodiversity
(Springer Verlag, 2013)
This paper concerns the effects on biodiversity of depletion 24 of the South African abalone Haliotis midae, which is a long-lived species with a large corrugated shell that provides a habitat for diverse benthic organisms. ...
Heydrichia cerasina sp. nov. (Sporolithales, Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) from the southernmost tip of Africa. Phycologia, 51(1): 11- 21
(International Phycological Society, 2012)
A new species of Heydrichia (Sporolithales), H. cerasina sp. nov., is described, found only on pebbles in the low intertidal zone along a 10 km stretch of the South African south coast from Cape Agulhas to Struisbaai. The ...
Life at the margins of the continents: an examination of the intertidal marine life of the south Western Cape
(Field Guides Association of Southern Africa, 2010)
Imagine surviving in an environment that is neither truly marine nor truly terrestrial. That area just beyond the low-water mark of neap tides along the seashore is an example of just such an environment. The organisms ...
The South African Astronomical Observatory: a treasure house of history and biodiversity
(Botanical Society of South Africa, 2010)
Traces the history of the Royal Observatory Cape of Good Hope, today known as the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). Describes the flora and its management.
Kelp forests: forests of a different kind
(Botanical Society of South Africa, 2011)
The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines a forest as being 'more than 0.5 ha with trees higher than 5 m and a canopy cover of more than 10%, or trees able to reach these thresholds in situ', ...
Abundance and species composition of non-geniculate coralline red algae epiphytic on the South African populations of the rocky shore seagrass Thalassodendron leptocaule M.C. Duarte, Bandeira & Romeiras
Seagrasses support a great diversity of epiphytic organisms and new research has shown that non-geniculate coralline red algae are important occupiers of space on the fronds of seagrasses. Except for a few scant records, ...