Phormidium ambiguum   Gomont,  1892 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Size: Trichomes 4.0-5.3 μm broad, cells 1.5-2.3 μm long.

Synonym (s)
Amphithrix amoena Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya bourrellyana Compere, 1974
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Hasnabad INDIA (Record: 28/05/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Mimisal INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Paasipattinam INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Orissa, Gopalpur Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellaru INDIA (Record: 2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Rajamutt INDIA (Record: 2001)

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 -
  • Plant-bio microscope gallery Available at -
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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