Spirulina meneghiniana   Zanardini ex Gomont,  1892 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

Size: Trichomes 1.2-1.8 μm in diameter, forming a loose, irregular spirals of 3.2-5.0 μm broad and 4-6 μm distant from each other.

Planktonic form.

Synonym (s)
Oscillatoria meneghiniana Zanardini ex Gomont, 1892
(Heterotypic synonym)
Spirulina meneghiniana (Zanardini) Zanardini, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Oscillaria meneghiniana Zanardini, 1839
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Haora INDIA (Record: 10/04/2002)
• West Bengal, Basirhat-II INDIA (Record: 06/04/2002)

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 - 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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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