Johannesbaptistia pellucida   (Dickie) W. R. Taylor & Drouet,  1938 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Chroococcales
Family:Microcystaceae

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Description
Color: Pale blue-green or blue-green

Thalli linear; pseudofilaments straight or curved, 5-12.5 (14) µm in diameter, rounded at apices. Cells discoid or spherical, 3-6 µm in length, arranged in a single series within a cylindrical, gelatinous sheath, dividing in only one plane. Sheath hyaline, homogenous or slightly lamellate, firm or sometimes diffluent.


Synonym (s)
Hormospora pellucida Dickie, 1874
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Paasipattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• AUSTRALIA
• BAHRAIN
• BANGLADESH
• INDIA
• MOZAMBIQUE
• Tamil Nadu, Vellaru INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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