African Journal of Marine Science

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Benthic marine cyanophyceae of moçambique

SMF Silva, RN Pienaar


Twenty species of cyanophytes from the intertidal zone of Maputo, Moçambique, were identified. In all, 16 taxa are new records to Moçambique; eight at the generic level (Geitlerinema, Hyella, Jaaginema, Kyrtuthrix,
Leptolyngbya, Pleurocapsa, Porphyrosiphon and Stanieria) and eight at the specific level (Aphanothece cf. nidulans, Leptolyngbya golenkiniana, L. perelegans, Myxosarcina cf. concinna, Oscillatoria cf. curviceps, cf. Phormidium ambiguum, P. cf. cebennense and P. okeni). This paper constitutes the first record of endolithic cyanophytes (Hyella and Kyrtuthrix) and the first record of Phormidium formosum and Pseudanabaena sp. from a marine habitat of Moçambique.

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