International Journal of Modern Biological Research
ISSN: 2053-180X
Vol. 7(1), pp. 1-10, February 2019

Identification and systematic of Staurastrum and Staurodesmus of Kola, Nua and Voke Ponds in Kongo Central Province, DR Congo

Muaka Lawasaka Médard1*, Luyindula Ndiku2, Mbaya Ntumbula2 and Diamuini Ndofunsu2.

1Département de Biologie-Chimie, Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Mbanza-Ngungu, DRC.
2Commissariat Général à l’Energie Atomique, B. P. 868, Kinshasa XI, DRC.

*To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail:,

Received 07 June, 2018; Received in revised form 17 December, 2018; Accepted 27 December, 2018.


Biodiversity, Tropical pond, Phytoplankton, Staurastrum, Staurodesmus.

This study was aimed at inventorying the species belonging to Staurastrum and Staurodesmus genera of Mbanza-Ngungu ponds in Kongo Central Province. Twenty species of Staurastrum and four species of Staurodesmus are reported. These are: Staurastrum alternans Brebissonii ex Ralfs, Staurastrum americanum (W and G.S. West) G. M. Smith, Staurastrum arcuatum Nordstedt, Staurastrum bieneanum Rabenhorst, Stuarastrum brebissonii W. Archer, Staurastrum cingulum (West and G.S. West) G. M. Smith, Staurastrum forficulatum Lundelle, Staurastrum furcatum (Ralfs) Brebissonii, Staurastrum gladiosum Turner, Staurastrum hexacerum Wittrock, Staurastrum hirsutum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs, Staurastrum leptodernum L. J. Laporte, Staurastrum longispinum (Bailey) W. Archer, Staurastrum margaritaceum Ralfs var. gracilis A. M. Scott and Grönblad, Staurastrum paradoxum Ralfs, Staurastrum setigerum Cleve, Staurastrum subavicula (west) west and G.S. west, Staurastrum teliferum Ralfs, Staurastrum tetracerum Ralfs, Staurastrum tohopekaligense Wolle, Staurastrum wildemanii Gutwinski, Staurodesmus convergens (Ralfs) Lillier, Staurodesmus dejectus (Ralfs) Teiling, Staurodesmus subulatus (Kützing) Thomasson, Staurodesmus extensus (O. F. Andersson) Teiling. As can be observed in this report, Staurastrum is rich in species. Four species of Staurodemus from the study area are represented by several subjects.

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