The marine algae of the Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran



The identification of marine algae in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province were performed from December 1998 to November 1999 at the coastal area of Gwatr (25 10´ N; 61 30´ E) and Mydani (25 24´ N; 59 5´ E). Data on vegetation were gathered in subtidal and intertidal zones by seasonal and monthly sampling, respectively. Samples were transferred to the laboratory and fixed in 4% formalin. According to some references the marine algae were recognized. Also, the herbarium sheet and algal photos were obtained. To final approval, the prepared samples were send to scientific centers of America, Chana and Pakistan (Wynn; Tseng and Qari, 1999). There are a number of genera and species of main algae consisting of Ulvaceae in green algae, Gildiaceae, Gracilariacea and Hypneacea in Red algae and Sarggaceae in brown algae.