Book ID: 97722
Algae of Australia
Marine Benthic Algae of Lord Howe Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef, 2: Brown Algae by Gerald T. Kraft. 2009. 12 col. pls. 107 full - page figs. 364 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
Lord Howe Island, an oceanic outcrop of volcanic origin situated between Australia and New Zealand, is fringed by the world's southernmost consolidated coral reef. The Capricorn Group of the southern Great Barrier Reef is a series of patch reefs and low coral cays.
For more than 30 years the author has studied the species-rich marine algal communities of these reefs, paying special attention to subtidal habitats. This volume includes 7 orders, 12 families, 38 genera and 92 species of benthic brown algae. Illustrated with photographs, it includes an introduction to the islands, identification keys to genera and species and a comprehensive description and discussion of each taxon. The genera Lucasia (Sporochnales) and Herringtonia (Dictyotales) are newly described, as are 29 species of the genera Discosporangium, Feldmannia, Hincksia, Hecatonema, Myrionema, Streblonema, Compsonema, Myriactula, Lucasia, Sphacelaria, Dictyota, Distromium, Lobophora, Padina, Spatoglossum and Sargassum.