Grammatophora oceanica   Ehrenberg,  1841 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Striatellales
Family:Striatellaceae

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Description
Size: Cell length is 155 µ and breadth 28 µ.

Cells in girdle view are wider at centre than at ends, valve narrow linear to linearlanceolate with blunt-rounded ends; valves punctated; pseudoraphe very narrow, central area of valve with hyaline lines.


Synonym (s)
Grammatophora occanoia Grunow, 1881
Grammatophora marina var. communis Grunow ex Van Heurck, 1880
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 9) (Long: 76.15) INDIA (Record: 09/1964)
• West Coast 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 - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1448/
  • 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
  • Desikachary, TV First list of diatoms of the Indian Ocean region University Botany Laboratory, Madras 600 005 1-139 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.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

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