Check List 15(1): 143-147, doi: 10.15560/15.1.143
First record of Tetraspora gelatinosa Link ex Desvaux (Tetrasporales, Chlorophyceae) in the state of Goiás, Central-Western Brazil
expand article infoWeliton José da Silva, Ina de Souza Nogueira§, Maria Tereza Morais Pereira Souza Lobo§
‡ Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil§ Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil
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Tetraspora gelatinosa is rare and has been recorded only in 3 Brazilian states since the 2000s. The flora of the state of Goiás is incipiently known, but there is no record of Tetraspora thus far. We record the occurrence of T. gelatinosa in Goiás and characterize this species’ morphology and ecological preferences. Specimens were found in the Samambaia Reservoir, Goiânia, Goiás. Physical and chemical characteristics of the water were measured. Where T. gelatinosa was found, the water was shallow and characterized as ultraoligotrophic. These conditions agree with those reported for other environments in Brazil. 

Algae; Meia Ponte river basin; new record; rare species; ultraoligotrophic