Scenedesmus quadricauda   Chodat  (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order:Chlorococcales
Family:Scenedesmaceae

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Description
Colony of 2-16 cells in a single or double series. Cells oblong-cylindrical, obtusely rounded at both ends, closely attached to one another along the lateral walls, the outer cells armed with curved spines, 8-12 μm long, 2-6 μm wide; spines 8-15 μm long.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Backwater INDIA (Record: 10/1991-09/1992)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 18/05/2001-21/05/2001, 18/08/2001-21/08/2001, 18/11/2001-21/11/2001)
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 1984-1986)

Literature Source(s)
  • Sobha, V; Rammohan, A; Santhosh, S and Thara, JC (2007) Impact assessment of retting activity on the abundance of phytoplankton species of Kadinamkulam Lake, Southern Kerala Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 187-195 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
  • Protist information server Available at - http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/
  • 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
  • Rath, J and Adhikary, SP (2006) Seasonal variation of phytoplankton in Chilika Lake, east coast of India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 28(1) 43-48 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Shetty, HPC; Saha, SB and Ghosh, BB (1963) Observations on the distribution and fluctuations of plankton in the Hooghly-Matlah estuarine system, with notes on their relation to commercial fish landings Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 8 (2) 326-363 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subrahmanyam, MNV and Bhavanarayana, PV (1989) Distribution and abundance of phytoplankton in Visakhapatnam harbour Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 251-258 Available at - NIO, Goa

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