Campylodiscus echeneis   Ehrenberg ex Kutzing,   1844 (Diatom)
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Class: Bacillariophyceae

Cells solitary, valves partially circular, one side slightly broad, costae indistinct. short and marginal; punctae are in rows radiating from margin towards centre rounded or elongated, unequal at irregular intervals, marginal punctae closely arranged than inner ones; central hyaline area present with a few scattered punctae; chromatophores two large irregularly shaped bodies.

Synonym (s)
Campylodiscus echeneis Ehrenberg, 1840
Campylodiscus cribrosus W. Smith, 1853

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 9.97) (Long: 76.22) INDIA (Record: 06/1971 - 07/1971)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1970-1972)

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 -
  • 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 -

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