Microcoleus chthonoplastes [Spelling Variation]   Thuret ex Gomont  (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 2.5-6.0 μm in diameter, cells 2-4 μm broad, 1-3 μm long.

Color: Filaments dark blue green.

Filaments branched, tightly grouped; sheath colorless; trichomes constricted at cross walls; cell more or less squarish; end cell pointed at apex.


Synonym (s)
Conferva chthonoplastes Mertens in Hornemann, 1813
Microcoleus chthonoplastes (Mertens) Zanardini, 1840
Chthonoblastus lyngbyei Kutzing, 1843
Microcoleus lyngbyei (Kutzing) P. Crouan & H. Crouan, 1867
Chthonoblastus salinus Kutzing, 1843
Microcoleus salinus (Kutzing) Montagne in Castagne, 1851

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram, Karithurai INDIA (Record: 04/2000-03/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Maharashtra, Nalasopara Saltpans INDIA (Record: 10/2002-12/2002)
• ABU DHABI
• BANGLADESH
• MYANMAR
• INDIA
• Java INDONESIA
• KUWAIT
• MOZAMBIQUE
• PAKISTAN
• SAUDI ARABIA
• SOUTH AFRICA
• SRI LANKA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Karnataka, Karwar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata 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
  • Seaweed database: The seaweeds from the north central Gulf of Mexico (Alabama) Available at - http://www.bama.ua.edu/~jlopez/dbhome.htm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • (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
  • 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
  • James, PSBR (1987) Distribution of the important Indian marine algae Seaweed research and utilization in India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 41 100-111 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8209/1/Bulletin_No_41.pdf

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