Pleurosigma aestuarii   (Brebisson ex Kutzing) W. Smith,  1853; Karuppasamy et al., 2006
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Bacillariophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Naviculales
Family:Pleurosigmataceae

Synonym
•Navicula aestuarii Brebisson ex Kutzing, 1849

Description
Color: yellow brown.

It is a phytosynthetic species.

Reproduction is both sexual and asexual.


Biogeography
• Kerala, Kochi ( Lat = 9.946533 ) ( Long = 76.264000 ) INDIA (Record date = 02/2005-02/2006 )
• Westcoast ( Lat = 8.526316 ) ( Long = 76.859238 ) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves ( Lat = 11.48 ) ( Long = 79.76 ) INDIA (Record date = 01/1985-12/1985 )
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary ( Lat = 15.434398 ) ( Long = 73.7860680 ) INDIA (Record date = 11/1979-10/1980 )

Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

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Literature Source(s)
  • Subrahmanyan, R and Sarma, AHV (1960) Studies on the phytoplankton of the west coast of India Part III. Seasonal variation of the phytoplankters and environmental factors Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of fisheries for the Indian council of Agricultural research, Cochin, India 7 (2) 307-336 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1899/1/Article_04.pdf
  • Kannan, L and Vasantha, K (1992) Microphytoplankton of the Pitchavaram mangals, southeast coast of India: species composition and population density Hydrobiologia Springer 247 77-86 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00008206
  • Devassy, VP and Goes, JI (1988) Phytoplankton Community Structure and Succession in a Tropical Estuarine Complex (Central West Coast of India) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Academic Press 27(6) 671-685 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0272-7714(88)90074-1
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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