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Table 1 Index showing the distribution and relative abundances (n) of algae groups in small and large artificial ponds

From: The effects of physicochemical variables and tadpole assemblages on microalgal communities in freshwater temporary ponds through an experimental approach

Types of classification Large artificial ponds Small artificial ponds
Taxonomic groups Phytoplankton Periphyton Phytoplankton Periphyton
Cyanophytes +++ ++ +++ +++
Cyanophytes   + + +++
Euglenophytes   + + +
Diatoms   + + +
Dinophytes + + + +
  1. +: n < 100 individuals.ml−1 for phytoplankton and n < 25 individuals.cm-2 for periphyton; ++: n = 100-200 individuals.ml−1 for phytoplankton and n = 25-50 individuals.cm-2 for periphyton; +++: n > 200 individuals.ml−1 for phytoplankton and n > 50 individuals.cm-2 for periphyton; empty cells: no individuals, no species.