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International Journal on Algae
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ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v14.i3.40
pages 247-264

Taxonomy of the Genus Sphacelaria Lyngb. (Phaeophycota) from the Coast of Pakistan

K. Aisha
Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan
M. Shameel
Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan


Six filamentous, epilithic species of the brown algal genus Sphacelaria were collected from different coastal areas of Karachi (Pakistan) at the northern Arabian Sea and taxonomically investigated in detail. Three new species were found: S. hashmatii Aisha et Shameel, S. nizamuddinii Aisha et Shameel, and S. obaidii Aisha et Shameel sp. nov. All the species are reported and taxonomically described for the first time from the coast of Pakistan.

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