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Oscillatoria

Oscillatoria looks like a stack of coins with a rounded tip.

Genus: Oscillatoria

Cyanobacteria (blue green algae)

Oscillatoria looks like a stack of coins with a rounded tip. Oscillatoria can be found in the water column (darker filaments) and in the benthos (blue-green filaments). Lyngbya also looks like a stack of coins, but Lyngbya has a sheath whereas Oscillatoria does not.