Phormidium fragile   Gomont,  1892 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Oscillatoriales
Family:Phormidiaceae

Description
Color: Blue green or yellow green

Thalli often forming mucous, lamellose, membranaceous strata. Sheath diffluent, hyaline. Trichomes 1.2 -2.4 μm in diameter, parallel to each other, apices slightly attenuated. Cells 1.2-2.5 μm in length, cross walls constricted, but not granulated, apical cell acute-conical, without calyptra.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky, Muddy

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram, Karithurai INDIA (Record: 04/2000-03/2001)
• West Bengal, Basirhat-I INDIA (Record: 14/04/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Sethubavachatiram INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Ammapattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Kattumavadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Manamelkudi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Prathaparamanpattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellaru INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Rajamutt INDIA (Record: 2001)
• INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • Selvakumar, G and Sundararaman, M (2007) Diversity of cyanobacterial flora in the backwaters of Palk Bay region Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 139-144 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Nedumaran, T and Manokaran, S (2009) Cyanobacterial flora in some salt pans of Pudukkottai district, Tamil Nadu, India Journal of Phytology 1(3) 169–171 Available at - http://journal-phytology.com/article/view/699/588
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