Nitzschia punctata   (W. Smith) Grunow  1878 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Bacillariales
Family:Bacillariaceae

Image copyrights: University College London

Description
Color: Yellow brown

Reproduction is general for group: both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Tryblionella punctata W. Smith
(Basionym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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

Biogeography


• Pondicherry, Karaikal, Arasalar Estuary (Lat: 10.91) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 2006)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)

Literature Source(s)
  • Natanamurugaraj, G; Ramalingam, R; Senthilkumar, T; Muruganandam, A; Muthukumar, S and Jeyachandran, S (2008) Studies on the ecology and biodiversity of planktonic diatoms in Araslar estuary (Karaikal), southeast Tamilnadu Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamil Nadu, India 30 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
  • Diatoms MIRACLE: Microfossil image recovery and circulation for learning and education Available at - http://www.ucl.ac.uk/GeolSci/micropal/diatom.html
  • Subramanian, SK and Krishnamurthi, MS (1997) Studies on the species composition of neritic diatoms in the aquatic realm off Tuticorin Coast in the Gulf of Mannar-Bay of Bengal Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 19(1-2) 1-11 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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