Phormidium tenue   (Meneghini) 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: Thallus blue green

Plant mass forming thin membranous layers. Filaments very narrow, densely entangled. Sheaths very thin and delicate, somewhat inconspicuous, finally diffluent. Trichome 1-2 μm in diameter, straight or somewhat curved, apex more or less tapering, slightly constricted at cross walls. Cells 2-3 μm broad, 2-4 μm long, distinctly separated by means of pellucid dessipiments. Apical cell somewhat conical or blunt. Cell contents homogenous, pale blue-green.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram, Karithurai INDIA (Record: 04/2000-03/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Sethubavachatiram INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Vattanam INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Maharashtra, Nalasopara Saltpans INDIA (Record: 10/2002-12/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Ammapattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Kattumavadi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Manamelkudi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Prathaparamanpattinam INDIA
• Orissa, Gopalpur Backwaters INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Nedumaran, T; Thillairajasekar, K and Perumal, P (2008) Mangrove associated cyanobacteria at Pichavaram, Tamilnadu Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamilnadu, India 30 77-85 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
  • 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
  • Velankar, DA and Chaugule, BB (2007) Algae of the saltpans of Nalasopara, Mumbai Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 273-278 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Biswas, K (1948) Common fresh & brackish water algal flora of India & Burma Records of the Botanical Survey of India Periodical Expert Book Agency, Delhi, India 15(1) 125 pp 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
  • Devi, S; Devi, M and Padhi, S (1995) Ecology of cyanobacterial plankton in backwater of Gopalpur (Orissa) Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 17(1-2) 87-90 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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