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Diagnostic features

Gelatinous cyanobacterial colonies resembling deflated balloons, with lobes or convolutions. Roughly spherical cells located near the colony surface. Yellow-brown, green or pinkish coloured. Organelles absent from the cells.

Typical habitats

Most of our records are from good quality streams


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