Symploca hydnoides   (Harvey) Kutzing,  1849 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Oscillatoriales
Family:Phormidiaceae

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Description
Size: Trichomes 6-14 ┬Ám in diameter.

Plant forming a turf of erect, wick like bundles, some with false branching; Thallus tufted, dirty light blue green, filaments densely intermingled, falsely branched, sheath very thin; Trichomes light blue, not constricted except towards apical regions having very slight constriction; cells mostly isodiametric, slightly constricted at the nodes, the apical cell often slightly inflated and rounded, with a thin end wall. Cell contents homogenous with or without single centrally located gas vacuole; Cell wall thin, smooth.


Synonym (s)
Calothrix hydnoides Harvey, 1833
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• BANGLADESH
• INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• PAKISTAN
• SEYCHELLES
• SRI LANKA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wandoor INDIA (Record: 19/03/1989)

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, MI and Khoja, TM (1993) Intertidal and subtidal blue green algal mats of open and mangrove areas in the Farasan Archipelago (Saudi Arabia), Red Sea Botanica Marina 36 377-388 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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/
  • 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
  • Srivastava, MN (1996) Extended distribution of rare marine blue green algae from Andaman islands Journal of Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Central Agricultural Research Institute, Andaman, India 12 (1-2) 18-22 Available at - NIO, Goa

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