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Table 1 Seasonality of macroalgae at three shore levels in the eastern coasts of Qeshm Island (2012–2013). Superscripts indicate the site(s) that the species has found

From: Zonation patterns, composition and diversity of macroalgal communities in the eastern coasts of Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf, Iran

Macroalgae Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Low Mid High Low Mid High Low Mid High Low Mid High
Chlorophyta
Bryopsis plumosa (Hudson) C. Agardhb x    x    x      
Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G. Gmelin) M. Howe forma farlowii (Weber-Van Bosse) Børgesenc x x      x    x x  
Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardhb     x         
Chaetomorpha sp. b     x         
Cladophora sp. b     x    x x    x x
Dictyosphaeria cavernosa (Forskål) Børgesena x        x    x  
Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesena x         x x x x
Ulva fasciata Delileb     x    x x x x x  
Ulva intestinalis Linnaeusb x x x x x x x x x x x x
Ulva lactuca Linnaeusb x x x x x x x x x    x
Ochrophyta (class Phaeophyceae)
Canistrocarpus cervicornis (Kützing) De Paula & De Clerckb     x         
Dictyota friabilis Setchellc     x         
Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V. Lamourouxb x    x       x   
Padina australis Hauckc x x      x x   x x x
Padina tetrastromatica Hauckc x x      x    x   x
Padina sp. c x x   x x   x x   x x  
Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J. Agardha        x      
Colpomenia sinuosa (Mertens ex Roth) Derbes et Soliera     x x        
Iyengaria stellata (Børgesen) Børgesena      x        
Rhodophyta
Ceramium sp. b   x   x         
Centroceras clavulatum (C. Agardh) Montagneb x x x x    x x     
Acanthophora spicifera (M. Vahl) Børgesenb     x       x x  
Chondria sp. b     x   x x      
Laurencia spp. c x       x x   x x  
Leveillea jungermannioides (Hering & Martens) Harveya x            
Palisada perforata (Bory) K.W. Nama x x   x    x x   x x x
Spyridia filamentosa (Wulfen) Harveyb x            
Jania sp. a x            
Gelidiella acerosa (Forsskål) Feldmann & G. Hamela x            
Hypnea charoides J.V. Lamourouxb        x     x  
Hypnea cornuta (Kützing) J. Agardhb     x    x x   x x  
Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V. Lamourouxb x    x       x   
Hypnea spinella (C. Agardh) Kützingb x    x    x x   x x  
Hypnea valentia (Turner) Montagneb           x x  
Sarconema filiforme (Sonder) Kylinb x    x    x    x x  
Solieria robusta (Greville) Kylinb x       x    x   
Gracilaria arcuata Zanardinia        x x   x x  
Gracilaria canaliculata Sondera x       x    x x  
Gracilaria corticata (J. Agardh) J. Agardha x       x      
Gracilariopsis sp. b     x       x   
Champia spp. b x x   x    x x   x x  
Ceratodictyon variabile (J. Agardh) R.E. Norrisa        x x   x x  
  1. arecorded only in site 1. brecorded only in site 2. crecorded in both sites