Symploca muscorum   (C. Agardh) Gomont,  1890 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Color: Blue-green or blackish green

Thalli fasciculate, mucous, forming a thin prostrate or creeping strata. Filaments flexible, densely crowded, at the base twisted and entangled, in upper portions less twisted somewhat parallel, not branched. Sheath firm, hyaline, or more or less mucous. Trichomes 5-8 µm in diameter, not constricted at cross walls. Cells 5-11 µm in length, apical cell round, without calyptra.

Synonym (s)
Oscillatoria muscorum C. Agardh, 1824

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal



Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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