Hyella caespitosa   Bornet & Flahault,  1888 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Color: Yellowish green or yellowish brown

Thalli first forming minute patches or dots, later becoming membranaceous or cushion-shaped, 1-2 mm wide, often gelatinous. Perforating filaments elongate, usually branched. Cells 4-10 µm in diameter, cylindrical, end cells up to 50-70 µm long. Sheath mostly thick in upper part, often lamellated, hyaline.

Synonym (s)
Hyella tenuior Ercegovic, 1932
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Gujarat, Gulf of Khambhat (Lat: 20.75) (Long: 73) INDIA

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/
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sudha, SS; Panneerselvam, A and Thajuddin, N (2007) Seasonal variation of cyanobacteria at Muthupet mangrove environs, Tamilnadu, South India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 263-271 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sao Francisco Available at - http://www.colegiosaofrancisco.com.br/
  • Parikh, A; Shah, v and Madamwar, D (2006) Cyanobacterial flora from polluted marine shores Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer 120(1-3) 407-414 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-005-9070-z
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Humm, HJ and Wicks, SR (1980) Introduction and guide to the Marine bluegreen algae A Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley and Sons 194 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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