Generic name: MATTEIA Borzì 1907. Nuova Notarisia 18: 38.
Type species: Matteia conchicola Borzì 1907
Komárek (1992): Thallous; thallus in a form of thin mat, covering the substrate, grey-green, composed from densely, more or less paralely situated, slightly irregularly waved, creeping filaments; sheaths thin, homogeneous, sometimes laterally confluent. Trichomes always uniserial, cylindrical, commonly irregularly branched (V-type), with barrel-shaped and cylindrical, more or less isodiametric cells (moniliform-torulous and cylindrical segments irregularly alternate along trichomes). Heterocytes
Genotype differences, molecular data:
Reproduction strategies, life cycles, cell division:
Komárek (1992): Cells divide crosswise and lengthwise before branching. Reproduction probably by hormogonia, which were, however, not described.
Taxonomic position, higher hierarchy:
Cyanophyceae, Stigonematales, Loriellaceae
Notes to taxonomy, misinterpretations:
Ecology, ecophysiology, ecological significance:
Komárek (1992): Marine; the single species was described from shells of molluscs (Petunculus) on the coast of Sicily, Italy.
Physiology and biochemistry:
Distribution, endemism, problematic citations:
Reference strain:
Infrageneric scheme, species concept:
List of species:

Matteia conchicola
Borzì 1907
List of stains:
Komárek 1992
Application technology:
  2.1 taxonomy: Borzi 1907, Geitler 1932, Geitler 1942, Komárek 1992
  2.2 cytomorphology:
  2.3 16S rRNA sequencing:
  2.4 biology and life cycles:
  2.5 ecology: