Proboscia alata   (Brightwell) Sundstrom,  1986 (Diatom)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Rhizosoleniales
Family:Rhizosoleniaceae

Image copyrights: Plankton net

Description
Size: Diameter 2.5-13 µm.

Color: Yellow brown.

Bands in two columns, numerous, rhomboidal, with pores (LM) scattered between loculate (SEM) areolae. Proboscis, tip truncate, short longitudinal slit just below tip.

Reproduction is general for group; both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Rhizosolenia alata Brightwell, 1858
Rhizosolenia alata f. gracillima (Cleve) Gran, 1905
Rhizosolenia alata var. gracillima (P.T. Cleve) Grunow in Van Heurck, 1880-81
Rhizosolenia gracillima P.T. Cleve in Cleve & Moller, 1878
Rhizosolenia alata f. genuina Gran, 1908

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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

Biogeography


• Orissa (Lat: 19.1) (Long: 84.93) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-01/2005)
• Kerala, Vaadi INDIA
• Kerala, Kavanad INDIA
• Kerala, Azheekode INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Coleroon Estuary INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula Bay (Lat: 15.45) (Long: 73.8) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Panigrahy, RC; Mishra, S; Sahu, G and Mohanty, AK (2006) Seasonal distribution of phytoplankton in the surf waters off Gopalpur, east coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 48(2) 156-160 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
  • Plankton*Net Data Provider at the Alfred Wegener Insitute for Polar and Marine Research Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10013/de.awi.planktonnet
  • Hasle, GR and Syvertsen, EE (1997) Marine diatoms Identifying marine phytoplankton Academic Press, San Diego, USA 5-385 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sanilkumar, M G; Dr.Joseph, K J; Dr. Saramma, A V (2009) Planktonic Microalgae Microalgae in the Southwest Coast of India 34-114 Available at - http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/xmlui/purl/1922
  • Rajasekar, KT; Rajkumar, M; Jun, SUN; Prabu, VA and Perumal, P (2010) Bloom Forming Species of Phytoplankton in Two Coastal Waters in the Southeast Coast of India Journal of Ocean University of China 9(3) 265-272 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/t286n7u33j37u06w/fulltext.pdf
  • Patil, JS and Anil, AC (2005) Biofilm diatom community structure: Influence of temporal and substratum variability Biofouling Taylor & Francis 21(3/4) 189 – 206 Available at - http://nicmas.nio.org/eprints/Biofouling_21_189.pdf

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