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International Journal on Algae
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ISSN Imprimir: 1521-9429
ISSN En Línea: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v16.i1.40
pages 57-67

Species Diversity of Microphytobenthos of the Red Sea (Egypt)

V. P. Gerasimiuk
Physical-Chemical Institute for Environment and Human Protection of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and NAS of Ukraine, 3 Preobrazhenskaya Str., Odessa 65082, Ukraine; Department of Botany, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, 2 Dvorianskaya Str., Odessa 65026, Ukraine
O. A. Kovtun
Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University, Department of Hydrobiology and General Ecology

SINOPSIS

In the Red Sea near Hurghada city 289 species of microphytobenthos belonging to 98 genera, 51 families, 32 orders, 8 classes, and 4 divisions of algae were found. Among them, 100 species are new records for the algal flora of the Red Sea. Most of the revealed species (268 taxa) belong to diatoms; the rest are cyanophytes (15), dinoflagellates (5) and chrysophytes (1).


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