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AGUIRRE-CAVAZOS, D.E.; MORENO-LIMON, S.  and  SALCEDO-MARTINEZ, S.M.. Algae species from Nuevo Leon, Mexico: new records for the state. Polibotánica [online]. 2018, n.46, pp.1-25. ISSN 1405-2768.

The knowledge of the continental algae from Mexico is far to be complete. The taxonomic records currently reach 3 256 species, but many of them lack a description, an illustration or both, as well as information about their ecology or economic potential. Studies contributing to the knowledge of Mexican species come mainly from the states of Michoacan, Mexico, Puebla, Oaxaca, and Mexico City; the rest of the country is practically unexplored. Such is the case of Nuevo Leon, where until 2011 its 21 records represented scarcely 0.64% of nation diversity. This lack of information about a potentially important resource motivated the gathering of algal records and prospecting of different water bodies in the center of the state, in order to determine the species of algae. To make it, historical reports of genera and species up to 2015 were compiled and the information was complemented by transect sampling of benthos in 30 stations in the period 2014-2016. The results represent a relative increase of 324% on previous phycologycal knowledge and are presented as a taxonomic list for the state, which consists of 68 species distributed in 51 genera and 37 families. Most of the species are epilithic or planthonic and have a cosmopolitan distribution.

Keywords : Nuevo Leon Algae; Northeast Mexico Algae; Continental Algae of Mexico.

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