Aphanothece saxicola   Nageli,  1849 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Color: Thalli pale blue-green or yellowish-green, mucous gelatinous.

Colonies spherical, ellipsoid or without definite shape. Cells cylindrical, 1.5-2.5 µm in diameter, 4-6 µm in length, 2-4 times longer than diameter with rounded ends, single or in pairs. Common sheath hyaline, colorless, homogeneous.

Planktonic or epiphytic on other algae.

Synonym (s)
Aphanothece subachroa Hansgirg, 1892
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal



Literature Source(s)
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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