Cyclotella meneghiniana   Kutzing,  1844 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Thalassiosirales
Family:Stephanodiscaceae

Image copyrights: Plankton net

Description
Size: Valves 20 μm in diameter.

Frustules rectangular in girdle view with undulate valves, valves discoid, margins strong; central field and finely punctate, striae 8-10 in 10 μm, thick.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Fishing Harbour (Lat: 21.21) (Long: 70.14) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA (Record: 11/1979-10/1980)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park INDIA (Record: 12/2004-07/2005)
• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Backwater INDIA (Record: 10/1991-09/1992)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1970-1972)
• Westcoast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 1984-1986)

Literature Source(s)
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  • Rao, VNR; Lilly, VV and Sundaralingum, S (1982) Epiphytic diatoms from south India Seaweed Research and Utilization 5(2) 87 - 94 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Plankton*Net Data Provider at the Alfred Wegener Insitute for Polar and Marine Research Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10013/de.awi.planktonnet
  • Palanisamy, M (2007) Diatom flora in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, South Andaman Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 145-149 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sobha, V; Rammohan, A; Santhosh, S and Thara, JC (2007) Impact assessment of retting activity on the abundance of phytoplankton species of Kadinamkulam Lake, Southern Kerala Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 187-195 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nandan, SN and Mahajan, KD (2007) Studies on the diatom flora of Suki River and Suki Dam at Maharashtra Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 287-298 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subramanian, SK and Krishnamurthi, MS (1997) Studies on the species composition of neritic diatoms in the aquatic realm off Tuticorin Coast in the Gulf of Mannar-Bay of Bengal Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 19(1-2) 1-11 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Devassy, VP; and Goes, JI (1988) Phytoplankton Community Structure and Succession in a Tropical Estuarine Complex (Central West Coast of India) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Academic Press 27(6) 671-685 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0272-7714(88)90074-1
  • Gopinathan, CP (1972) Seasonal abundance of phytoplankton in the Cochin backwaters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India,Cochin 14(2) 568-577 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1566/
  • Subrahmanyan, R and Sarma, AHV (1960) Studies on the phytoplankton of the west coast of India Part III. Seasonal variation of the phytoplankters and environmental factors Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of fisheries for the Indian council of Agricultural research, Cochin, India 7 (2) 307-336 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1899/1/Article_04.pdf
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