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dc.contributor.author Santelices, B en_US
dc.contributor.author Abbott, IA en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-05T04:07:34Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-04-05T04:07:34Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1987 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Santelices B, Abbott IA. 1987. Geographic and marine isolation: an assessment of the marine algae of Easter Island. Pac Sci 41: 1-20. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1012 en_US
dc.description.abstract The marine flora of Easter Island is one of the least known in the Pacific. Yet it appears as a most attractive flora because of its geographic isolation. This study reports the results of an expedition to the island , providing new records on the marine algal flora, giving the first description of the intertidal and shallow subtidal vegetation, and allowing for a first marine phytogeographic characterization of the island. There is a total of 166 taxa from this relatively small volcanic island to which 66 new records have been added. The marine algal flora of Easter Island appears rich and diverse as compared with that of other similar sized islands in the central Pacific and is monotonously similar in different habitats around the island. It is short and turfy in stature, composed mainly of species with wide geographic distribution in the tropics with a general affinity to the western Pacific. The previously reported 24% endemism of the marine flora is reduced to 14% by the current study, owing to the increased numbers of non-endemic taxa. In its Indo-Pacific relationship, the flora is similar in derivation to those invertebrates that have been studied. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.title Geographic and Marine Isolation: An Assessment of the Marine Algae of Easter Island en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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