Rhizosolenia alata [Status Unaccepted]   Brightwell,  1858 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Rhizosoleniales
Family:Rhizosoleniaceae

Image copyrights: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Description
Solitary or in short chains. Valve elongated. Process dorso-ventrally flat, ends truncate. Terminal spine absent. Cell wall thin. Intercalary band with scale-like areolae, neatly arranged in dorso-ventral row.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Open Sea

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Prentice Island INDIA
• West Bengal, Chandanpiri INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA (Record: 11/1979-10/1980)
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park INDIA (Record: 12/2004-07/2005)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.28) (Long: 86.70) INDIA (Record: 2004, 2005, 2006)
• Karnataka, Netravati Estuary INDIA (Record: 02/1993-05/1994)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 06/07/2001-02/08/2001)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA (Record: 04/2002-05/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 05/1951-06/1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 01/1950-06/1953)
• Orissa, Rushikulya Estuary (Lat: 19.37) (Long: 85.05) INDIA (Record: 11/01/1989-12/01/1989)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 1984-1986)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2005-2006)
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 21) (Long: 94) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Kattumavadi INDIA (Record: 04/2002-03/2003)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA

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