Oscillatoria limosa   (Dillwyn) C. Agardh  1812 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Size: Trichomes 12-17 μm broad, cells 2.5-4.0 μm long.

Found in association with Chaetomorpha sp.

Synonym (s)
Conferva limosa Dillwyn
Oscillatoria limosa C. Agardh 1813

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Salt Lake INDIA
• West Bengal, Prentice Island INDIA
• Karnataka, Gurupur Estuary INDIA (Record: 00/01/1993-00/12/1993)
• West Bengal, Haora INDIA (Record: 10/04/2002)
• INDIA (Record: 1996)
• SAUDI ARABIA (Record: 1996)
• SOUTH AFRICA (Record: 1996)

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/
  • Basson, PW (1979) Marine algae of the Arabian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia Botanica Marina 22 65-82 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Basson, PW (1979) Marine algae of the Arabian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia (second half) Botanica marina Walter de Gruyter and Co., Berlin. New York 22 65-82 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Santra, SC; Pal, UC and Choudhury, A (1991) Marine phytoplankton of the mangrove delta region of West Bengal, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 33(1-2) 292-307 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • 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
  • Gowda, G; Gupta, TRC; Rajesh, KM and Mendon, MR (2002) Primary productivity in relation to chlorophyll a and phytoplankton in Gurupur estuary Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44 (1 & 2) 14-21 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Naskar, N; Naskar, KR and Sen, CR (2008) Brackish water Oscillatoriaceae from north 24-Parganas, West Bengal, India Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists 15(1) 31-38 Available at - http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/viewFile/909/975
  • Protist information server Available at - http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/

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