Lyngbya gracilis   (Meneghini) Rabenhorst ,  1865 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

Size: Trichomes 5.0-6.3 μm broad, cells 1-1/2 times as long as broad, 2.5-4.0 μm long.

Color: Maroon to purple.

Some constriction at the cross walls, the apex not tapering, and the terminal cell with a rounded end and thin-walled, the cell contents rose-colored, and the plant mass maroon to purple.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky, Coastal


• West Bengal, Haora INDIA (Record: 09/07/2004)
• Gujarat, Gulf of Khambhat (Lat: 20.75) (Long: 73) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Parikh, A; Shah, v and Madamwar, D (2006) Cyanobacterial flora from polluted marine shores Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer 120(1-3) 407-414 Available at -
  • 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

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