Marine benthic algal flora of Ascension Island, South Atlantic

Konstantinos Tsiamis, Akira F. Peters, Dawn M. Shewring, Aldo O. Asensi, Pieter Van West, Frithjof C. Küpper* (Corresponding Author)

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)
5 Downloads (Pure)


This paper provides a comprehensive checklist of the marine benthic macroalgal flora of Ascension Island (tropical South Atlantic Ocean), based on both new collections and previous literature. 82 marine macroalgae were identified from our work, including 18 green algae (Ulvophyceae), 15 brown algae (Phaeophyceae) and 49 red algae (Rhodophyta). Among our collections, 38 species and infraspecific taxa are reported for the first time from Ascension Island, including seven green, three brown and 28 red macroalgae, raising the total number of seaweeds recorded in Ascension so far to 112 taxa in species and infraspecific level. No seagrasses have been recorded at Ascension Island.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-688
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Issue number4
Early online date27 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • algae
  • checklist
  • marine vegetation
  • seagrasses
  • seaweeds


Dive into the research topics of 'Marine benthic algal flora of Ascension Island, South Atlantic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this