BioRisk 3: 97-110, doi: 10.3897/biorisk.3.16
Biodiversity of free-living flagellates in Kuwait’s intertidal sediments
Maria Saburova, Faiza Al-Yamani, Igor Polikarpov
Abstract Taxonomic data of free-living benthic flagellates in Kuwait’s intertidal sediments are summarized. A full list of the species composition is presented, including distribution on different sediment types, species occurrence and light micrographs for each taxon identified. A total of 67 flagellate species were identified, representing six classes. Most of them are reported from Kuwait for the first time. The most abundant and diverse species were sand-dwelling dinoflagellates (43 taxa).