Flora of South-Southern Nigeria Coastal Environments

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This is an occurrence record of phytoplanktons and plants in the South-South zone of the Nigerian Coast.

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Onuminya T, Ogundipe O (2022): Flora of South-Southern Nigeria Coastal Environments. v1.2. University of Lagos. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=ssflora&v=1.2


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: d1d7f2ea-cc05-401b-8157-1ce8ec6a4556.  University of Lagos publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.


Occurrence; South-South; Nigeria; Coastal Environments; Phytoplankton; Higher Plants; Observation


Temitope Onuminya
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor
University of Lagos
23401 AKOKA
Oluwatoyin Ogundipe
  • Originator
  • Principal Investigator
University of Lagos
23401 AKOKA
Victor Oroleke
  • Processor
Technical Assistant
University of Lagos
Department of Botany
23401 Akoka

Geographic Coverage

The record covers Delta, Edo, Rivers, Cross River, Bayelsa and Akwa-Ibom States within the south southern region of Nigeria.

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.325, 5.054], North East [6.359, 9.042]

Taxonomic Coverage

The taxa represented span the Kingdom Protozoa, Chromista, Bacteria and Plantae

Phylum Tracheophyta, Charophyta, Chlorophyta, Cyanobacteria, Euglenozoa, Myzozoa, Ochrophyta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1990-01-01 / 2018-12-31

Project Data

Mobilization of Nigerian Coastal Biodiversity Data for Publication to GBIF

Title Implementation of the Biodiversity Information and data System for Coastal Ecosystems in Nigeria - BID-AF2020-022-NAC
Identifier BID-AF2020-022-NAC
Funding GBIF-BID Grant
Study Area Description Nigerian Coastal Environments

The personnel involved in the project:

Bibliographic Citations

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  2. Ajuzie, C.C. | Houvenaghel, G.T. (2009). Preliminary survey of potentially harmful dinoflagellates in Nigeria's coastal waters. Fottea 9(1): 107–120
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  4. Asuk, S.A. | Offiong, E.E., |Ifebueme, M.N.| Akpaso, E.O. (2018). Species Composition and diversity of mangrove swamp forest in southern Nigeria. International Journal of Avian and Wildlife Biology. 3(2): 159-164.
  5. Davies, O.A. | Atene, B.B. | Amachree, D. | Nwose, F.A. (2019). Phytoplankton Communitry of Upper Reaches of orashi River, Rivers State, Nigeria. Spec. j. biol. sci., 2019, Vol, 5 (3): 1-12.
  6. Dirisu, A.R. | Uwagbae, M.A. | Edwin-Wosu, N.L. | Imoobe, T.O.T. (2019). Plankton Diversity and Community Structure of Asarama Estuary in the Niger Delta In Relation to Physico-Chemistry. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 17(5):10277-10292 .
  7. Effiong, K.S. | Inyang, A.I. | Robert, U.U. (2018). Spatial distribution and diversity of phytoplankton community in Eastern Obolo River Estuary, Niger Delta. Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science, 9(11): 1-14
  8. Eyo, V.O. | Ekpo, P.B. | Andem, A.B. | Okorafoe, K.A. (2013). Ecology and Diversity of Phytoplankton in the Great Kwa River, Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 1(2):1-7
  9. Ezekiel E.N, | Ogamba, E.N | Abowei, J.F.N. (2011). Phytoplankton Composition and Abundace in Sombreiro River, Niger Delta, Nigeia. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(3): 229-233.
  10. Ita, E.O. (1994). Aquatic plants and wetland Wildlife Resources of Nigeria. CIFA Occasional Paper. 21: 52pp.
  11. Kadiri, M.O (1999). Phytoplankton Distribution in Some Coastal Waters Of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 12(1); 51-62.
  12. Nyananyo, B.L. |Okeke, C.U. | Mensah, S.I. (2006). Physico-chemical conditions and distribution of phytoplankton in the Brass River, Nigeria.J. Appl. Sci, Environ. Mgt. 10(1): 43-45.
  13. Olowokudejo, J.D. | Oyebanji, O.O (2016). Floral diversity of the littoral vegetation of Southeastern Nigeria. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. (1): 320-333.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers d1d7f2ea-cc05-401b-8157-1ce8ec6a4556