Aphanocapsa littoralis   Hansgirg,  1892 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

Color: Thallus blue-green.

Thallus mucilagenous; Cells spherical, 4-6 µm diameter, sometimes arranged in groups of two, individual envelope not distinct; cell contents blue-green, homogenous, with irregular distributed granules; Gas vacuoles absent; cell wall thin, smooth.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Source of antibacterial compounds)

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Muthupet INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Sethubavachatiram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vattanam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA
• 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
• Kerala, Balathuruthu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Wandoor INDIA (Record: 19/03/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Shingle Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Muruganandam, A; Natanamurugaraj, G; Arulmurugan, P; Senthilkumar, T; Ramalingam, R and Jeyachandran, S (2008) Antibacterial efficiency of marine cyanobacteria 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 30 171-176 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
  • 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
  • Sanilkumar, M G; Dr.Joseph, K J; Dr. Saramma, A V (2009) Planktonic Microalgae Microalgae in the Southwest Coast of India 34-114 Available at - http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/xmlui/purl/1922
  • 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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