The marine and brackish water species of Vaucheria (Tribophyceae, Chrysophyta) from Connecticut

C.W. SCHNEIDER, L.A. MACDONALD, J. F. CAHILL, JR. and S.W. HEMINWAY (1993)

Rhodora 95: 97-112

 


Abstract

A more than decade-long field investigation of the genus Vaucheria in Connecticut salt marshes and estuarine habitats has revealed the presence nine species, including five species and a variety not previously known for the area: V. arcassonensis, V. compacta var. koksoakensis, V. coronata, V. intermedia, V. minuta, and V. nasuta. Culture conditions in the laboratory stimulated production of gametangia, allowing for identification of mostly vegetative field-collected samples in their native muds. All marine and brackish water species of Vaucheria previously reported from other parts of New England are now known from Long Island Sound.

 


Key words: Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Vaucheria, Vaucheriaceae, Tribophyceae

 


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