New marine algal records from Arabian Gulf coastline of Kuwait

DOI: 10.48129/kjs.12675

Authors

  • Fatemah Mohammed
  • Dr. Al-Hasan Kuwait University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48129/kjs.12675

Abstract

A project was launched to update and examines the current status of five phyla of marine benthic algae, in addition to epiphytic diatoms and marine Trachaeophyta occurring along the coast of Kuwait, 170 species of algae were collected and identified. This article is reporting only on a total of 32 species for the first time recorded for the coast of Kuwait, including 6 species as new records for the Gulf. These species are related to Chlorophyta (9), Ochrophyta (6), Rhodophyta (8) Bacillariophyta (2), and Cyanophyta (7). One species of marine angiosperm also reported for the first time in Kuwait.

Author Biography

Dr. Al-Hasan , Kuwait University

Professor of Marine Botany 

Department of Biological Sciences 

Faculty of Science 

Kuwait University 

Published

14-12-2021

Issue

Section

Biology