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1 January 2010 Silica-scaled chrysophytes and heliozoa from the Caribbean Island of Dominica (Lesser Antilles)
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Phytoplankton samples from five freshwater lakes and ponds on the island of Dominica were examined for silica-scaled chrysophytes and heliozoa using transmission electron microscopy. Three species of Synurophyceae were observed: Synura echinulata, S. petersenii and Mallomonas tonsurata; two species of Chrysophyceae: Paraphysomonas vestita and Spiniferomonas trioralis; and five species of heliozoa: Acanthocystis nichollsi, Raineriophrys erinaceoides, Raphidiophrys intermedia, Raphidocystis tubifera and Polyplacocystis marginata. The species composition was not indicative of a tropical environment, but included taxa found worldwide. All are new records for Dominica.

Copyright 2010 College of Arts and Sciences University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Daniel E. Wujek, Brittaney A. Fritz, and Ryan M. Dziedzic "Silica-scaled chrysophytes and heliozoa from the Caribbean Island of Dominica (Lesser Antilles)," Caribbean Journal of Science 46(1), 120-123, (1 January 2010). https://doi.org/10.18475/cjos.v46i1.a17
Published: 1 January 2010
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