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.
Keywords: 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. (2012). Algal Flora on some springs within Sherwan Mazn Subdistrict, Erbil–Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Iraq. Journal of Advanced Laboratory Research in Biology, 3(4), 293-301. Retrieved from
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