Nitzschia longissima   (Brebisson in Kutzing) Ralfs in Pritchard,  1861 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Bacillariales
Family:Bacillariaceae

Image copyrights: Smithsonian

Description
Size: Apical axis 125-450 µm; transapical axis 6-7 µm.

Color: Yellow brown.

Valve view: Linear to lanceolate, tapering to very long projections. Raphe with fibulae and central larger interspace distinct in mounted cleaned material. External canal wall poroid (TEM). Transverse striae and interstriae hardly visible with LM.

Reproduction is general for group: both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Ceratoneis longissima Brebisson, 1849
Nitzschia birostrata W. Smith, 1853
Ceratoneis longissima Brebisson in Kutzing, 1849
(Basionym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Kalavali Estuary (Lat: 16.25) (Long: 73.67) INDIA
• Goa, Terekhol Estuary (Lat: 15.72) (Long: 73.7) INDIA
• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA (Record: 11/1979-10/1980)
• Orissa, Gopalpur (Lat: 19.1) (Long: 84.93) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-01/2005)
• Andhra Pradesh, Palasa INDIA (Record: 01/1999-04/1999)
• Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam INDIA (Record: 01/1999-04/1999)
• Andhra Pradesh, Bhimunipatnam INDIA (Record: 01/1999-04/1999)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 01/1999-04/1999)
• Goa, Zuary Estuary, Dona Paula INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Backwater INDIA (Record: 10/1991-09/1992)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• 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)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA (Record: 11/2001-10/2002, 04/2002-05/2002)
• Kerala, Kavanad INDIA
• Kerala, Punnapra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kaduviyar estuary INDIA (Record: 10/2005-09/2006)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Coleroon Estuary INDIA
• Goa, Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula Bay (Lat: 15.45) (Long: 73.8) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 02/2005-02/2006)
• South West Coast INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 05/1951-06/1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 01/1950-06/1953)
• Kerala, Alleppey, Ambalapuzha Coast INDIA (Record: 1971-1972)
• Orissa, Rushikulya Estuary (Lat: 19.37) (Long: 85.05) INDIA (Record: 11/01/1989-12/01/1989)
• 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: 21) (Long: 94) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Kattumavadi INDIA (Record: 04/2002-03/2003)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA

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