ISSN (print) 0868-8540, (online) 2413-5984
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Algologia 2010, 20(4): 449–470
Ecology, Cenology, Conservation of Algae and Their Role in Nature

Bacillariophyta of the periphyton of experimental plates of the Gold Horn Bay of the Sea of Japan (Russia) in the conditions of the anthropogenic contamination

Begun A.A.1, Ryabushko L.I.2, Zvyagintsev A.Yu. 1

The composition of species, quantity, biomass, indexes of the Shannon (H), Pielou (e), coefficient of Chekanovsky-Sőrensen (Ks) of diatom communities in peryphyton of experimental plates in extremely-eutrophic Gold Horn Bay and in temperately Rynda Bay are studied in a summer–autumn 2000. Ninety-four taxa of diatoms were found with predominance of Bacillariophyceae (60.6%). In Gold Horn 45 taxa were revealed, Rynda Bay – 60; 26 taxa are common for both bays. Eight taxa of diatoms: Amphora caroliniana Giffen, Ardissonea crystallina (C. Agardh) Grunow, Falcula media var. subsalina Proschk.-Lavr., Neosynedra provincialis (Grunow) Williams et Round, Gyrosigma tenuissimum (W. Sm.) Griff, et Henfr., Nitzschia hybrida f. hyaline Proschk.-Lavr., Synedra toxoneides (Ǿstrup) Hust. and Pleurosigma clevei Grunow. are reported for Russian waters of the Sea of Japan for the first time. Species-indicators of organic contamination of waters were discovered: Gold Horn Bay prevailed α- and β-mesosaprobionts, Rynda Bay – β-mesosaprobionts. Quantity and biomass of diatoms of Gold Horn Bay is 1,5 times higher due to planktonic species settling on substrate, as compared to a substrate of Rynda Bay, were benthic and bentho-planktonic diatoms prevailed.

Keywords: Bacillahophyla, periphyton, eutrophycation, Sea of Japan, Russia

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