A spectrum of phytoplankton flora along salinity gradient in the eastern Niger Delta area of Nigeria
The distribution of phytoplankton at different salinities in the eastern Niger Delta of Nigeria was investigated. The paper aims to contribute to the dearth of salinity – based distribution of organisms as well as phytoplankton studies in the region. A total of 64 taxa of phytoplankton were identified and classified into four divisions of Bacillariophyta (49 taxa), Chlorophyta (7 taxa), Cyanophyta (4 taxa) and Dinophyta (4 taxa). Salinity was found to produce floristical gradients.