Chrysophycean stomatocysts from Morskie Oko and Żabie Oko lakes in the Tatra National Park, Poland

Jolanta Cabała

Abstract


Sixteen chrysophycean stomatocysts are reported from the lakes Morskie Oko and Żabie Oko in the Tatra National Park, Poland. Of these, six morphotypes are new to Poland, and two morphotypes plus one forma are new to science. These stomatocysts are illustrated with SEM micrographs and described according to International Statospore Working Group (ISWG) guidelines. The comparison of stomatocyst community between Morskie Oko and Żabie Oko lakes is given.

Keywords


stomatocysts; algae; Chrysophytes; new morphotypes; Tatra National Park; Poland

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