Merismopedia punctata   Meyen,  1939 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

Image copyrights: Plankton net

Size: 1.5-2.5 ┬Ám in diameter.

Colonies squarish or rectangular, small, consisting of 4-64 cells (usually 4-16) that are spherical to ellipsoidal, the protoplasm bluegreen, often with fine granules.

Synonym (s)
Merismopedia convoluta f. minor Wille, 1922
(Heterotypic synonym)
Merismopedia kuetzingii Nageli, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Merismopedia haumanii Kufferath, 1942
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Orissa, Gopalpur Backwaters INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Devi, S; Devi, M and Padhi, S (1995) Ecology of cyanobacterial plankton in backwater of Gopalpur (Orissa) Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 17(1-2) 87-90 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 -
  • Plankton*Net Data Provider at the Alfred Wegener Insitute for Polar and Marine Research Available at -
  • 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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