Thalassiothrix longissima   P. T. Cleve & Grunow,  1880 (Diatom)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Thalassionematales
Family:Thalassionemataceae

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Description
Size: Length 75-85 µm; Breadth 5-7.5 µm.

Color: yellow brown.

Frustule fairly slender, subcurvate. Solitary. Valve narrow, lanceolate, ends slightly different in appearance.

Reproduction both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Synedra thalassiothrix Cleve, 1873
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Kalavali Estuary (Lat: 16.25) (Long: 73.67) INDIA
• 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: 2005-2007)
• 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)
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Diu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Karnataka, North Kanara Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Goa, Dona Paula Bay (Lat: 15.45) (Long: 73.8) INDIA
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA

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