Selenastrum bibraianum Reinsch 1866

Division     Chlorophyta
Class     Chlorophyceae
Order     Sphaeropleales
Family    Selenastraceae
SynonymAnkistrodesmus bibraianus (Reinsch) Korshikov; Kirchneriella bibriana (Reinsch) E.G.Williams

    Colony consists of 4-8-16 or more cells and attached to each other at dorsal surface. Cells crescent to sickle shaped with gradually tapered forming sharply pointed apices. Cells measure 18-37 μm in length and 5-9 μm in breadth. Cells show single parietal chloroplast with a pyrenoid.


Freshwater plankton prefers oligotrophic to mesotrophic water