Chroococcus turgidus   (Kutzing) Nageli,  1849 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Chroococcales
Family:Chroococcaceae

Description
Size: 13-25 µm in diameter.

Cells solitary or in twos or fours within a stratified, hyaline sheath, spherical, but with adjacent faces flattened for some time after division.


Synonym (s)
Protococcus turgidus Kutzing, 1846
Trochiscia dimidiata Kutzing, 1834
(Heterotypic synonym)
Chroococcus dimidiatus (Kutzing) Nageli, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Gloeocapsa turgida (Kutzing) Hollerbach, 1938
(Homotypic synonym)
Protococcus turgidus Kutzing, 1946
(Homotypic synonym)
Anacystis dimidiata (Kutzing) Drouet & Daily, 1952
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Estuary (Lat: 13.01) (Long: 80.28) INDIA
• Orissa, Bhittarkanika Mangroves INDIA (Record: 04/1999-06/1999)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram, Karithurai INDIA (Record: 04/2000-03/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• INDIA
• MOZAMBIQUE
• SOUTH AFRICA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Kattumavadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Prathaparamanpattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Manamelkudi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Ammapattinam INDIA

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