Algal Flora on some springs within Sherwan Mazn Subdistrict, Erbil–Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Iraq


  • Samiaa Jamil Abdulwahid Department of General Science, Faculty of Education, School of Basic Education, Soran University, Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Iraq.


Erbil, Sherwan Mazn, Algae, Springs


This paper describes the first study of algal assemblages at 6 spring sites within Sherwan Mazn subdistrict between October 2011 to March 2012, with particular reference to abundance, distribution and periodicity were investigated in the samples collected. A total of 42 species was identified in 3 divisions, among them, 24 taxa was belonged of Bacillariophyta, 13 taxa was Chlorophyta and 5 taxa was Cyanophyta. The seasonality of algal flora was decreased at all springs in December and January. The dominant species among non-diatoms were, Oscillatoria, Lyngbya, Tribonema, Vaucheria and Spirogyra whereas among the diatoms were Navicula, Syndra, Gomphonema, and Nitzschia.


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Abdulwahid, S. J. (2012). Algal Flora on some springs within Sherwan Mazn Subdistrict, Erbil–Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Iraq. Advances in BioScience, 3(4), 293–301. Retrieved from