A Preliminary Checklist of Marine Benthic Diatoms of Mississippi
A checklist of diatoms collected from various benthic habitats in coastal salt marshes and offshore seagrass beds of Mississippi has been compiled for the first time. The checklist includes 213 taxa (species and their varieties) in 43 genera with 19 of these taxa found only on the leaves of offshore seagrasses. Synedra fasciculata var. intermedia (Grun.) Sulliv. comb. nov. is proposed to be consistent with the nomenclature of the nominate variety. Future work with this ecologically important group of marine algae should result in many new additions to this preliminary checklist.
Sullivan, M. J.
A Preliminary Checklist of Marine Benthic Diatoms of Mississippi.
Gulf Research Reports
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