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January 2020 Vol.8 No.1

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Merit Research Journal of Microbiology and Biological Sciences (ISSN: 2408-7076) Vol. 8(1) pp. 001-009, January, 2020

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3632521

Original Research Article

New records of green algae (Chlorophyta) for the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica


*1Rubén Cabrera, 2Jhoana Díaz-Larrea, 3Yusimi Alfonso and 2Laura Georgina Núñez-García


1Gabinete de Arqueología, Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad, Habana Vieja, Cuba.
2Departamento de Hidrobiología, Universidad AutónomaMetropolitana-Iztapalapa. Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, Col. Vicentina. 09340, Ciudad de México.
3AcuarioNacional de Cuba, Departamento de Colecciones Marinas, Cuba.

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: cabreraalgas@gmail.com

Accepted January 23, 2020




The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is an area of significant floristic diversity. Five new records of the occurrence of marine green algae (Chlorophyta) are reported for this region, namely, Ulva rotundata, Derbesia vaucheriformis, Avrainvillea asarifolia, Halimeda pumila and Penicillus capitatus f. laxus. Each taxon is described, and their principal diagnostic characters are contrasted with those of other members of the genus present in the area of study. With the exception of the Avrainvillea asarifolia, all the species reported here are new occurrences for the Central American region.

Keywords: Central America, distribution, green algae, new records





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