Oscillatoria tenuis   Agardh  1813 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
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Class: Cyanophyceae

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Size: Trichomes 4.6-7.0 μm broad, cells 1.5-2.3 μm long.

Plant mass thin, verdigris green. Filaments straight or nearly so, bluish-green, slightly or not at all constricted at the joints, either not at all attenuated towards the rounded and sometimes slightly thickened end or moderately tapering by two or three terminal cells. Cells 4-12 μm in diameter, 2-4 μm long, two to four times as wide as long, rarely nearly square. Dissepiments marked by a conspicuous row of granules on either side. Cell contents granular, pale blue-green or sometimes slightly brownish green.

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Common Name (s)
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Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Basirhat-I INDIA (Record: 13/04/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Orissa, Gopalpur Backwaters 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 - http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/viewFile/909/975
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Protist information server Available at - http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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