Hydrobiological Bulletin

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 23–34 | Cite as

Some notes on the algal vegetation of two brackish polders on texel (The Netherlands)

  • P. J. G. Polderman


The algal vegetation was studied in the Texel polders of “Het Noorden” and “De Eendracht”. In these areas a zonation pattern is caused by gradients in salinity and humidity. Sometimes the gradients are disturbed by seepage of fresh or salt water.
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    The area is rich in algal species. Over 45 species have been found up to the present time. The zonation in the algal vegetation is described.

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    Among the species recorded were 13Vaucheria species.Vaucheria species especially show a distinct zonation. The zones are characterized by resp.V. subsimplex; V. coronata- V. sescuplicaria- V. arcassonensis; V. synandra- V. erythrospora.

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    Locally, mainly inJuncus maritimus vegetations,Chaetomorpha linum constitutes the algal mat. OnChaetomorpha, a specific group of epiphytes occurs.



Specific Group Salt Water Algal Species Zonation Pattern Distinct Zonation 
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© Netherlands Hydrobiological Society 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. G. Polderman
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Aquatische OecologieKatholieke UniversiteitNijmegen

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