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periphyton

(pə-rĭf′ĭ-tŏn′)
n.
The collection of organisms, such as algae and bacteria, that live on the surface of submerged plants and other underwater objects.
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The most abundant species is periphytic Fragilaria heidenii and it reaches 30-75% of the total diatom sum.
The periphytic organisms constitute an important food source for many other aquatic organisms (UDDIN et al.
Sugar compound products of the periphytic diatom Navicula ramosissima induce larval settlement in the barnacle, Amphibalanus amphilrite.
Diatoms belonging to the family naviculaceae have adapted to streams with high flow rates or systems with a high incidence of sediment entrainment or that have been influenced by significant runoffs, which also usually consist of certain substances with a high energetic value, therefore constituting an important offer for macroinvertebrates and fish that feed on periphytic algae (25).
periphytic algae, and the dominant aquatic macrophytes (primarily watermilfoil Myriophyllum spicatum) that were present in both habitats.
Poeciliopsis infans in Lago de Patzcuaro was determined to be omnivorous, with a tendency to principally consume benthic and periphytic diatoms and detritus, according to the IRI and the OI (0.
Khatoon H, Yusoff FM, Banerjee S, Shariff M, Mohamed S (2007) Use of periphytic cyanobacterium and mixed diatoms coated substrate for improving water quality, survival and growth of Penaeus monodon Fabricius postlarvae.
A final treatment contained no snails, tadpoles, or water bugs to test for direct effects of grazers and indirect effects (trophic cascades) of water bugs on periphytic algae.
Periphytic diatoms (Bacillariophyta) of Ayapel flood plain, Colombia.