Coscinodiscus nitidus   W. Gregory,  1857 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bacillariophyceae

Cells small and discoid, valves flat, covered with small granule-like structures in irregular radial arrangement; granules are large and rounded in centre and decrease in size at periphery; at margin of valve furnished with radial lines formed due to the small punctae, 2 to 3 punctae in each line; chromatophores numerous, present as plate-like bodies.

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 76.91) INDIA (Record: 05/1964)
• West Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kavanad INDIA
• Kerala, Azheekode INDIA
• Kerala, Mahe INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Gopinathan, CP (1975) On new distributional records of plankton diatoms from the Indian seas Journal of Marine Biology Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 17(1) 223-240 Available at -
  • Giffen, MH (1975) An account of the littoral diatoms from Langebaan, Saldanha Bay, Cape Province, South Africa Botanica marina Cram, De Gruyter and Co., Hamburg, Germany 18 71-95 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sanilkumar, M G; Dr.Joseph, K J; Dr. Saramma, A V (2009) Planktonic Microalgae Microalgae in the Southwest Coast of India 34-114 Available at -

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