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ALGAE 2010;25(2): 77-87. doi: https://doi.org/10.4490/algae.2010.25.2.077
Brown algae (Phaeophyceae) from Russian Far Eastern seas: re-evaluation of Laminaria multiplicata Petrov et Suchovejeva
Tatyana A. Klochkova1,*, Gwang Hoon Kim1, Kyung Min Lee2, Han-Gu Choi3, Mihail N. Belij4 and Nina G. Klochkova5,*

1 Department of Biology, Kongju National University, Kongju 314-701, Korea,
2 Department of Biology, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305-764, Korea,
3 Korea Polar Research Institute, Songdo Technopark Get-Pearl Tower 7-50, Incheon 406-840, Korea
4 Magadan Scientific-Research Institute of Fishery and Oceanography (MagadanNIRO), Magadan, Portovaya 36/10, 685014, Russian Federation
5 Kamchatka State Technical University (KamchatGTU), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Klyuchevskaya 35, 683003, Russian Federation
Eight unusual individuals of a laminariaceaen species were collected from the Sea of Okhotsk in 1974 and described as a new species, Laminaria multiplicata Petrov et Suchovejeva in 1976. Since that time no new information, including pictures and numerical data, has been provided, although the species was cited in floristic lists of the Sea of Okhotsk based on the first record in 1976. We investigated a type and 3 paratypes of L. multiplicata and strongly believe that they were wrongfully identified abnormal plants of L. gurjanovae A. Zinova. Therefore, the species L. multiplicata needs to be closed.
Key words: endemic species; flora; Laminaria gurjanovae; L. multiplicata; Sea of Okhotsk

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