Scenedesmus obliquus   (Turpin) Kutzing,  1833 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Chlorophyceae

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Colony commonly of 4-8 cells either in a single row or in two rows of four cells in each row, alternating with each other. Cells fusiform, very acute at both ends, generally 4 μm in width and upto 8 μm in length.

Synonym (s)
Achnanthes obliqua Turpin, 1828
(Homotypic synonym)
Scenedesmus acutus Meyen, 1829
(Heterotypic synonym)
Scenedesmus dimorphus (Turpin) Kutzing, 1833
(Heterotypic synonym)
Scenedesmus acutus f. alternans Hortobagyi, 1941
(Heterotypic synonym)
Scenedesmus bijugatus Kutzing, 1833
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Backwater INDIA (Record: 10/1991-09/1992)

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 -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Microscopy-UK Available at -
  • 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

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