Michael J. Wynne

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Turbinaria foliosa sp. nov. (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from the Sultanate of Oman, with a census of currently recognized species in the genus Turbinaria SUMMARY Turbinaria foliosa sp. nov. is described on the basis of several collections made from Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman. The new species is known only from southern Oman, a region of the northern Arabian Sea(More)
A number of original watercolored illustrations of North Pacific marine algae accompanied by the original algal specimens are deposited in the State Botanical Collection, National Herbarium of Victoria, Australia. These illustrations were executed by W.G. Tilesius, surgeon-naturalist-artist on the Krusenstern Expedition (1803–06). One of these illustrated(More)
—A new species of the red algal genus Woelkerlingia, W. sterreri C. is described from a single collection made in Bermuda. The collection contained male and female (dioecious) individuals as well as tetrasporangia and polysporangia on sporophytes. The Bermudian species is compared with and distinguished from W. minuta of the Mediterreanean Sea, up to now(More)
A new species of red algae, Plocamium fimbriatum, is described from the Sultanate of Oman. It is distinguished by the following suite of characteristics: robust main axes (to 25 cm in length by 4-6 mm in width) with marginal branches produced in series of alternating pairs; production of abundant marginal proliferations resulting in a densely fringed(More)
Collections of a new species of benthic marine red algae, Centroceras secundum M.J. Wynne, were made on the southern coast of the Sultanate of Oman. Plants occurred during the peak of the summertime monsoon on rocky shores subject to maximum wave exposure at elevations ranging upward from the mid-eulittoral into the supralittoral fringe. The species is(More)
The genus Caulerpa is known for its invasion of tropical, subtropical, and temperate coastal waters. Whereas the role of humans as vectors for the introduction of Caulerpa has been well documented, other anthropogenic factors that may mediate the success of an invasion are poorly understood. We provide evidence that a recent invasion of Caulerpa ollivieri(More)
Specimens of Palisada iridescens (Rhodomelaceae) were studied morphologically and molecularly from the Mexican Caribbean. The phylogenetic position of this species was inferred by analysis of chloroplast-encoded rbcL gene sequences of 42 taxa, using one ceramiacean and four rhodomelacean taxa as outgroups. Molecular phylogenetic results corroborate the(More)
In the Colombian Caribbean, the marine macroalgal flora of the Seaflower International Biosphere Reserve has been little studied, despite its ecological importance. Historical records have reported only 201 macroalgae species within its area of almost 350,000 km2. However, recent surveys have shown a diversity of small algae previously overlooked. With the(More)