, Volume 326, Issue 1, pp 149–157 | Cite as

The species of Ceramium (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) around Taiwan

  • Jane E. Lewis
  • Chiu Mei-lan
4. Floristics and systematics


A taxonomic study was recently carried out on the species of Ceramium occurring around Taiwan. One hundred and fifty-one collections were made from January 1993 through spring 1994 at 75 sites distributed around the island. A total of thirteen species were found, including three for which names cannot currently be assigned: Ceramium aduncum, C. ciliatum, C. cimbricum, C. cliftonianum, C. flaccidum, C. gracillimum var. byssoideum, C. mazatlanense, C. nakamurai, C. paniculatum, C. tenerrimum and unidentified species 1, 2 and 3. Among these are three new records for Taiwan, C. cimbricum, C. cliftonianum, and C. mazatlanense. This paper summarizes the taxonomic characters of these species and presents a key for their identification. Distribution records of all 42 species reported from the tropical western Pacific are compared. This report is the first detailed record of the genus for Taiwan.

Key words

Ceramium epiphyte floristics seaweeds Taiwan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane E. Lewis
    • 1
  • Chiu Mei-lan
    • 1
  1. 1.Seaweed Biogeography Laboratory, Marine Biology InstituteNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityKeelungROC

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