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Diagnostic features

Large colonies of small spherical cells in a rubbery mucilaginous mass.  Differs from Aphanocapsa by dividing in the same plane in successive divisions (rather than in perpendicular planes).

Typical habitats

Few records, e.g. Lake Hayes outlet


Kingdom Bacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Order Chroococcales
Family Synechococcaceae
Common name Cyanobacteria