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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Class: see [1]
Order: Nostocales
Family: Aphanizomenonaceae
Genus: Cylindrospermopsis
Seenayya & Subbaraju, 1972

Cylindrospermopsis is a planktonic genus of filamentous cyanobacteria known for its blooms in eutrophic waters. The type species is the tropical Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Woloszynska) Seenayya & Subbaraju. The cyanotoxin cylindrospermopsin was first identified from a species of this genus.[1]


  1. ^ Patrick J. Walsh; et al., eds. (2008). Oceans and Human Health: Risks and Remedies from the Seas. Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp. 281–282. ISBN 978-0123725844. 

Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Cylindrospermopsis". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.