Chlorella salina   Kufferath  (Algae)
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Class: Trebouxiophyceae

Size: Cells 5 micron in diameter.

Smooth thin cell-wall can be seen very clearly in these bright green spherical cells. Chloroplast green, granular, and saucer-shaped. Pyrenoid present and it is large and centrally placed. Starch sheath is present around the pyrenoid.

Propagation is by asexual method as in all other chlorella. Successive division of the mother cell contents into eight daughter-cells, and on maturity they come out by rupturing the mother-cell wall.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)

Literature Source(s)
  • Samuel, S (1970) An introductory account on some algal nanoplankters of the south west coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 12(1&2) 35-42 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 -
  • Manikannan, R; Asokan, S and Ali, AHMS (2011) Studies on species composition of plankton in the great Vedaranyam swamp of the Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI 3(4) 283-289 Available at -

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