Dermocarpa sphaerica   Setchell & N. L. Gardner  (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Chroococcales
Family:Dermocarpellaceae

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Description
Color: Pale blue green

Thalli unicellular or cells solitary or continuous. Sporangia spherical, 8-16 µm in diameter. Endospores spherical, 2.5-3 µm in diameter, formed by simultaneous division of the protoplast, escaping by dissolution of the entire sporangia wall.

Epiphytic on Lyngbya spp.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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