Rhizosolenia setigera   Brightwell,  1858 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Rhizosoleniales
Family:Rhizosoleniaceae

Description
Cell wall weakly silicified; structure not resolved with light microscopy. Areolae poroid (SEM). Two dorsiventral columns of bands. Valves conical. External process long, almost straight along the whole length, slightly wider for some distance from the base, and gently tapering toward the tip. No otaria. Labiate structure present.


Synonym (s)
Rhizosolenia japonica Castracane, 1886
Rhizosolenia hensenii Schutt, 1900
Pyxilla baltica Grunow in Van Heurck, 1882

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Saptamukhi River INDIA
• West Bengal, Prentice Island INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• Orissa, Bahuda Estuary INDIA
• Goa, Zuary Estuary, Dona Paula INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park INDIA (Record: 12/2004-07/2005)
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.28) (Long: 86.70) INDIA (Record: 2006-2007)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 18/05/2001-21/05/2001, 18/11/2001-21/11/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Arockiapuram Coast INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 06/07/2001-02/08/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA (Record: 11/2001-10/2002, 04/2002-05/2002)
• Kerala, Azheekode INDIA
• Maharashtra, Murud INDIA (Record: 27/05/1993-30/05/1993)
• Westcoast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Orissa, Rushikulya Estuary (Lat: 19.37) (Long: 85.05) INDIA (Record: 11/01/1989-12/01/1989)
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 21) (Long: 94) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA

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