Ang, P.O, Jr., Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi, 2014
Ang, P.O, Jr., Sin Man Leung & Mei Mei Choi (2014). A verification of reports of marine algal species from the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science, Special Issue 142: .
Records of marine macroalgae reported from the Philippines were checked against AlgaeBase, the international database for algal nomenclatures, and Index Nominum Algarum (INA) Bibliographia Phycologica Universalis of the University of California at Berkeley Silva Center for Phycological Documentation to verify their present nomenclature, status of taxonomy and bibliographic reference. To date, 306 names of taxa (including species, varieties and forms) of greens (Chlorophyta), 234 names of taxa of browns (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae) and 751 names of taxa of reds (Rhodophyta), or a total of 1291 published names of taxa have been reported from the Philippines. Of these, 231 taxa representing 197 species in 20 families for green algae, 171 taxa representing 153 species in 10 families for brown algae, and 564 taxa representing 543 species in 52 families for red algae are considered valid records listed with their currently accepted names. All in all, 966 currently accepted taxa, representing 893 species in 82 families of marine macroalgae have been reported from the Philippines. Among the greens, 15 taxa have their type localities in the Philippines. This number is 40 for the browns and 33 for the reds. Proportionally, this is 6.5% of the total for the greens, 23.4% for the browns and 5.9% for the reds.
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