Batrachospermales, Thoreales, Oedogoniales and Zygnemaceae
Filamentous green algae and small macroscopic red algae are important components of Australian freshwater habitats, such as rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, swamps, farm dams and damp soil. Some are significant primary producers, although occasionally produce weedy problem growths, while others are important sources of food and shelter for large and small fish, turtles, molluscs, crustaceans and insect larvae.
This volume documents 5 families, 14 genera and 210 species and infraspecific taxa of red and green freshwater algae. These include the red algal genus Batrachospermum, common in pristine streams, as well as in some lakes and swamps, while the filamentous green genera Oedogonium, Bulbochaete, Spirogyra and Zygnema are common and diverse across a broad range of aquatic habitats. All groups are richly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Descriptions of orders, families and genera are accompanied by bibliographic lists, identification keys, and descriptions and distribution maps for each species.
About this book
Algae of Australia
Australian Biological Resources Study/
ISBN: 978 0 643 09431 4
ISBN: 978 0 643 09375 1
250 × 176 mm (B5)
Number of pages
vi + 191 pages
index, glossary, bibliography
46 black and white plates
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