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A Checklist of Benthic Marine Algae of the Coast of Texas


A synthesis of the benthic marine algal flora for the Texas coastline is compiled. A total of 208 taxa of benthic macroalgae is presented, including 114 taxa of Rhodophyceae (red algae), 28 taxa of Phaeophyceae (brown algae), and 66 taxa of Ulvophyceae (green algae). These algal taxa are placed in an arrangement according to the most currently accepted schemes of classification, reflecting the results of comparative phylogenetic treatments. Explanatory "Notes" with information on taxonomic and nomenclatural changes are included.