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Lyngbya majuscula Cyanobacteria Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Cyanobacteria   Family: Oscillatoriacea

Lyngbya majuscula  Harvey ex Gomont

Forms mats 2-3 cms across either anchored to rock or free-floating. Fairly common the the upper tidal zone

Newton (1931) - A Handbook of the British Seaweeds;
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) - The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles