Nitzschia linearis   (C.A. Agardh) W. Smith,  1853 (Diatom)
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Class: Bacillariophyceae

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Valves linear, cylindrical, straight with parallel sides and rounded ends; ends of cell in valve view extended into long beeks, slightly curved; keel punctae and transapical striae present on the margins.

Synonym (s)
Frustulia linearis C.A. Agardh fi de W. Smith, 1853
Nitzschia linearis Van Hcurck, 1899

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 9.97) (Long: 76.22) INDIA (Record: 06/1971)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park INDIA (Record: 12/2004-07/2005)

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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • 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
  • Brilliance of Diatoms MicroWorld Services Available at -

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