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Table 4 Seasonal dominance and average cell count of dominant phytoplankton in samples from the sampling sites

From: Seasonal dynamics of the genus: Planktoniella Schutt in the estuarine waters of Indian Sundarbans

  Name of species Months of dominance Average cell count/ml
Dominant 1 Thalassionema nitzschioides (Grunow) Mereschkowsky Mar.–May 52.0
Dominant 2 Coscinodiscus argus Ehrenberg Jun.–Nov. 46.0; 65.0
Dominant 3 Coscinodiscus centralis Ehrenbergh Jun.–Nov. 32.0; 29.6
Dominant 4 Chaetoceros pseudocurvisetus Mangin Dec.–Apr. 37.6; 82.5
Dominant 5 Chaetoceros lorenzianus Grunow Dec.–Apr. 28.9; 36.6
Dominant 6 Protoperidinium pallidum (Ostenfeld) Balech Dec.–Feb. 100.6