Lyngbya sordida   Gomont  (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

Size: Trichomes 14-31 μm in diameter, cells 4-10 μm long.

The apical cell hemispherical, without a thickned end wall, trichomes not tapering at the tips, constricted at the nodes; the cytoplasm with scattered granules but these not concentrated at the end walls.

Epiphyte on other algae and seagrasses.

Synonym (s)
Leibleinia capillacea Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Leibleinia polychroa Meneghini, 1844
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya polychroa (Meneghini) Rabenhorst, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Calothrix sordida Zanardini ex Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya bostrychicola P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1870
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya bostrychicola P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan ex Gomont, 1892
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya sordida f. bostrychicola (P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan) Gomont, 1892
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya capillacea Kutzing ex Forti, 1907
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya polychroa Meneghini ex Forti, 1907
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya rosea W. R. Taylor, 1928
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya sordida var. rosea (W. R. Taylor) Drouet, 1938
(Heterotypic synonym)
Leibleinia sordida (Gomont) Anagnostidis, 2001
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Deganga INDIA (Record: 01/05/2002)
• West Bengal, Sandeshkhali-II INDIA (Record: 21/05/2002)

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 -
  • 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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