Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia
version ISSN 0718-686X
RAMIREZ, María Eliana. BENTHIC MARINE FLORA FROM SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA AND ANTARCTICA. Anales Instituto Patagonia (Chile) [online]. 2010, vol.38, n.1, pp. 57-71. ISSN 0718-686X. doi: 10.4067/S0718-686X2010000100003.
Knowledge of the benthic marine flora from southern South America, and Antarctica is based on past centuries of exploration of the region by early naturalists. Lack of accessibility to the area has been a limiting factor in carrying out a critical revision of these early records reported in the literature. The aim of the present work is to update the benthic marine algal records for the area. In addtion, a preliminary assessment is made of the biogeographic relationships between the marine flora of southern South America and the Antarctic region.
Keywords : Chile; algas marinas; biogeografía; Chile; marine algae; biogeography.