In this study total of 08 species of Coelastrum and 22 species of desmids were recorded from different freshwater habitats of the coastal region of Odisha during 2019 to 2020. Of these 30 algal species, 10 algal species namely; Coelastrum rugosum (Rich) Tsarenko, Coelastrum polychordum (Kors.) Hind, Cosmarium auriculatum var. bogoriense C. Bernard, Cosmarium depressum var. reniforme West et G.S. West, Cosmarium subcostatum Nordstedt, Cosmarium tumidum P. Lundell, Staurastrum gracile var. nanum Wille, Staurastrum indentatum f. minus A.M. Scott & Prescott, Staurastrum sebaldi var. ornatum Nordstedt, and Xanthidium subhastiferum West were recorded for the first time from Odisha.
Coccoid algae, Coelastrum, Closterium, Cosmarium