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Acta Botanica Brasilica

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GESTINARI, Lísia Mônica de Souza; NASSAR, Cristina Aparecida Gomes  and  ARANTES, Patrícia Valéria dos Santos. Benthic marine algae of the State Biological Reserve of Praia do Sul, Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Acta Bot. Bras. [online]. 1998, vol.12, n.1, pp.67-76. ISSN 0102-3306.

A survey in the Reserve showed 27 species of Chlorophyceae, 21 of Phaeophyceae and 73 of Rhodophyceae. Among the recorded species, 38 are new references to the Island and Cladophora catenata (L.) Kütz. is for the first time quoted to the Rio de Janeiro coast. Neither endemic species nor specific flora from insular area were found in the Reserve. A comparison between the flora of the Reserve and those of neighboring areas, showed a high percentage of similarity.

Keywords : benthic marine algae; taxonomy; conservation unit; Ilha Grande.

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