Cocconeis placentula   Ehrenberg,  1838 (Diatom)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Achnanthales
Family:Cocconeidaceae

Description
Color: Yellow brown

Reproduction is general for group: both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Cocconeis pediculus var. placentula (C.G. Ehrenberg) A. Grunow, 1867
Cocconeis communis f. placentula (Ehrenberg) Chmielevski, 1885

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Backwater INDIA (Record: 10/1991-09/1992)
• South West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Desikachary, TV First list of diatoms of the Indian Ocean region University Botany Laboratory, Madras 600 005 1-139 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Gopinathan, CP (1984) A systematic account of the littoral diatoms of the southwest coast of India Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 26(1&2) 2-31 Available at - NIO, Goa

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