Lyngbya martensiana   Meneghini ex Gomont  1837 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

Size: Trichomes 8-12 μm broad, cells 1/4 to 1/2 times as long as broad, 1-3 μm in length.

Synonym (s)
Lyngbya martensiana Meneghini 1837
Leibleinia martensiana (Meneghini) Kutzing 1847
Porphyrosiphon martensianus (Meneghini ex Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komarek 1988

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Sandeshkhali-II INDIA (Record: 03/07/2004)
• West Bengal, Baduria INDIA (Record: 09/07/2004)
• West Bengal, Basirhat-II INDIA (Record: 13/07/2004)
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• BANGLADESH (Record: 1996)
• INDIA (Record: 1996)
• MOZAMBIQUE (Record: 1996)
• SEYCHELLES (Record: 1996)

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Nagarkar, S (1998) New records of marine cyanobacteria from rocky shores of Hong Kong Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 41 527- 542 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Susquehanna University Available at -
  • 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

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