Freshwater scaled chrysophytes, heliozoa and thaumatomonad flagellates from Edo State, Nigeria

  • DE Wujek
  • MO Kadiri
  • RM Dziedzic

Abstract

A total of nine silica-scaled chrysophytes (Chrysophyceae: two species each in Spiniferomonas and Paraphysomonas; Synurophyceae: five Mallomonas species), 16 heliozoa, and two scaled flagellates were recorded from 19 samples collected from Edo State, Nigeria, over a period covering both dry and rainy seasons in 2006–2007. Identifications were based on transmission electron microscopy. Eleven are new records for Africa, including a new species of Mallomonas, M. cribridomus. Also observed were two siliceous scaled colourless free-living thaumatomonad flagellates, Thaumatomastix nigeriensis and Gyromitus limax, the latter also a new record for Africa.

Keywords: Africa, Chrysosphaerella, Gyromitus, Mallomonas, Paraphysomonas, silica-scaled chrysophytes, Spiniferomonas, Thaumatomastix

African Journal of Aquatic Science 2011, 36(2): 207–212

Author Biographies

DE Wujek
Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, USA
MO Kadiri
Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Benin, Benin, Nigeria
RM Dziedzic
Department of Biology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, USA
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