New Record of the Genus Porphyridium purpureum from Kurdistan


  • Farhad H. Aziz Department of Biology, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.


Porphyridium purpureum, Red Algae, Iraqi Kurdistan, New Record


The present work deals with the rare species and seldom in occurrence and distribution. It is terrestrial, freshwater unicellular red algae Porphyridium purpureum (Bory de Saint-Vincent) Drew, K.M. & Ross, R. (1965). Species and ecological information of the area are given in context. This genus is a new record to Kurdistan. This algae was observed and collected from Gali-Ali Beg Valley mountain area on rocks within Erbil province, Iraqi Kurdistan region, on several occasions from the moist shaded area on rocks during the spring season. Information's on taxonomic status, morphological characteristic with reproduction features and habitats of this species as a new record to Kurdistan were reported.


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Aziz, F. H. (2015). New Record of the Genus Porphyridium purpureum from Kurdistan. Advances in BioScience, 6(2), 54–57. Retrieved from