, Volume 164, Issue 1-4, pp 209-214

Mallomonas alphaphora (Chrysophyceae), a new species from Western Australia

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Abstract

A new species ofMallomonas, M. alphaphora (Chrysophyceae), was found in freshwater ponds in the Perth region, Western Australia. It is distinguished from other species ofMallomonas by its very distinctive scale and bristle morphology and is placed in a new section,Alphaphorae, of the genusMallomonas.

Dedicated to Prof. DrL. Geitler on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of his birthday.