Aphanothece stagnina   (Sprengel) A. Braun in Rabenhorst,  1865 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Size: Cells 2-5 μm broad, 2-4 μm long

Color: Pale blue green

Thallus gelatinous, spherical, ellipsoidal; cells sparsely arranged in colony, without individual envelope.

Synonym (s)
Coccochloris stagnina Sprengel, 1807
(Homotypic synonym)
Aphanothece prasina A. Braun, 1863
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aphanothece piscinalis Rabenhorst, 1865
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aphanothece mooreana (Harvey) Lagerheim, 1883
(Heterotypic synonym)
Aphanothece tuberculata (Areschoug) Forti, 1907
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Nalasopara Saltpans INDIA (Record: 10/2002-12/2002)

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Khoja, TM (1987) New records of marine algae for the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter, Berlin. New York 30 167-176
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Velankar, DA and Chaugule, BB (2007) Algae of the saltpans of Nalasopara, Mumbai Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 273-278 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • FytoPlankton.cz-Laboratory of phytoplankton ecology Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Hydrobiology Available at - http://www.fytoplankton.cz/

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