Original paper

Scale-bearing chrysophytes from the Southern Atlantic Coastal Plain in Louisiana, U.S.A. II. Extended studies on identification, ecology, and distribution

Wujek, Daniel E.; Wee, James L.

Abstract

Fifty-five silica-scaled chrysophytes were observed using transmission and scanning electron microscopy (Synurophyceae: 34 Mallomonas spp., including the first reports of M. labyrinthina and M. liturata for the U.S., 11 Synura spp., and one Chrysodidymus sp.; Chrysophyceae: six Paraphysomonas spp., two Spiniferomonas spp., and one Chrysosphaerella sp.) from 39 water bodies in 12 Louisiana Parishes. Twenty-eight taxa are new reports for Louisiana. The number of taxa per sample varied from one to 21. Temperature, pH and conductivity ranges of the prevalent species are discussed.

Keywords

scale-bearing chrysophyteslouisiana