Planktoniella sol   (Wallich) Schutt,  1893 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Thalassiosirales
Family:Thalassiosiraceae

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Valve view

Description
Size: Length 41-43 µm; Breadth 43-44.5 µm; Diameter 10-60 µm.

Cells are discoid with prominent organic structures extruding from the girdle. These organic extrusions radiate from the girdle in the form of a series of spine like structures that are interconnected at their distal end. Cells have one central strutted process and one ring of marginal strutted processes with 4-5 processes per 10µm. They have 2 labiate processes.


Synonym (s)
Coscinodiscus sol Wallich, 1860
Planktoniella wolterecki Schimper, 1905

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Ecosystem balance
(Indicator of warm currents)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Open Sea, Coastal

Biogeography


• Goa, Terekhol Estuary (Lat: 15.72) (Long: 73.7) INDIA
• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• West Bengal, Prentice Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Orissa, Bahuda Estuary INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA (Record: 11/1979-10/1980)
• Pondicherry, Karaikal, Arasalar Estuary (Lat: 10.91) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 2005, 2006)
• Goa, Zuary Estuary, Dona Paula INDIA (Record: 10/1993, 12/1993, 03/1994, 2000)
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Estuary (Lat: 13.01) (Long: 80.28) INDIA (Record: 04/1998-03/1999)
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA (Record: 04/1998-03/1999)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park INDIA (Record: 12/2004-07/2005)
• West Bengal, Sundarban Estuary INDIA (Record: 04/1995-01/1998)
• Goa, Off Cabo INDIA (Record: 1997-1998)
• Goa, Zuari Estuary INDIA (Record: 1997-1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Arockiapuram Coast INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula Bay INDIA (Record: 03/2007)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 06/07/2001-02/08/2001)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1970-1972)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Kerala, Azheekode INDIA
• Kerala, Balathuruthu INDIA
• Kerala, Mahe INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kaduviyar estuary INDIA (Record: 10/2005-09/2006)
• Karnataka, North Kanara Coast INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Coleroon Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Goa, Dona Paula Bay (Lat: 15.45) (Long: 73.8) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 05/1951-06/1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 01/1950-06/1953)
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey, Ambalapuzha Coast INDIA (Record: 1971-1972)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 1984-1986)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 21) (Long: 94) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Kattumavadi INDIA (Record: 04/2002-03/2003)

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