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Table 3 Numbers of species in each kelp family in each of 11 world marine regions (for explanation of region codes, see Table 2)

From: The biogeography of kelps (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae): a global analysis with new insights from recent advances in molecular phylogenetics

Family OKHO JAPK ALSK TNEP ARCT TNWA TNEA TSAM SOCE TSAF AUST
Akkesiphycaceae 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chordaceae 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Pseudochordaceae 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alariaceae 6 8 7 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
Costariaceae 3 3 4 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Laminariaceae 19 14 13 16 7 7 8 2 2 2 1
Lessoniaceae 0 5 0 3 0 0 1 7 5 2 6
Total species 29 37 25 29 14 10 11 9 7 4 7
% Age of world species 25.9 33.0 22.3 25.9 12.5 8.9 9.8 8.0 6.3 3.6 6.3
  1. Values with more than 20% of the world’s species are highlighted