WoRMS taxon details

Nodularia spumigena Mertens ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886

160566  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:160566)

brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:59737  
LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:59737 [details]

Distribution geographic region not obtained; recorded as being found in the Bay of Fundy  
Distribution geographic region not obtained; recorded as being found in the Bay of Fundy [details]
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2018). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). Nodularia spumigena Mertens ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=160566 on 2018-12-14
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context source (HKRMS) Nagarkar S .(1996). The ecology of intertidal epilithic biofilms with special reference to cyanobacteria. PhD thesis. The University of Hong Kong.Hong Kong. [details]   

context source (RAS) Australian Antarctic Data Centre. , available online at https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/biodiversity/ [details]   

basis of record TMAP - Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Program database, available online at http://www.waddensea-secretariat.org/TMAP/Monitoring.html [details]   

additional source Silva, P.C.; Basson, P.W.; Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the Benthic Marine Algae of the Indian Ocean. <em>University of California Publications in Botany.</em> 79, xiv+1259 pp. ISBN 0–520–09810–2., available online at https://books.google.com/books?id=vuWEemVY8WEC&pg=PA5 [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Dyntaxa. (2013). Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013]., available online at http://www.dyntaxa.se [details]   

additional source Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2018). AlgaeBase. <em>World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.</em> , available online at http://www.algaebase.org [details]   

toxicology source McGregor, G. B.; Stewart, I.; Sendall, B. C.; Sadler, R.; Reardon, K.; Carter, S.; Wruck, D.; Wickramasinghe, W. (2012). First Report of a Toxic Nodularia spumigena (Nostocales/ Cyanobacteria) Bloom in Sub-Tropical Australia. I. Phycological and Public Health Investigations. <em>International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.</em> 9(7): 2396-2411., available online at https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph9072396 [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Harmful effect The tumor promoter (hepatotoxin) nodularin (a cyclic pentapeptide) has been found in many strains of this brackish water species. It is known from the Baltic sea to accumulate in blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) and in fish such as the flounder (Platichthys flesus) and the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus). The fish obtain the toxin by eating the toxic mussels, and the toxin is mainly concentrated in the liver of the fish. Concentration in the flesh has been documented in the round goby.
Human swimming in a bloom may cause a rash, probably caused by lipopolysaccharide endoxins. [details]

LSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:59737 [details]

From other sources
Diet phytosynthetic [details]

Distribution geographic region not obtained; recorded as being found in the Bay of Fundy [details]

Environment Among other algae in standing waters or drains. [details]

Habitat pelagic or attached to various marine life [details]

Importance most abundant phylum of algae [details]

Predators marine microorganisms and animal larvae [details]

Reproduction general for group: both sexual and asexual [details]

Swedish katthårsblom  [details]