Asterionella japonica   Cleve & Moller,  1905 ()
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Fragilariales
Family:Fragilariaceae

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Description
Color: Yellow brown

Near end of girdle triangular. Valve fairly narrow, elongate elliptical, one end large, the other slender.

Reproduction is general for group both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal
Predator:  marine microorganisms and animal larvae

Biogeography


• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA (Record: 11/1979-10/1980)
• Andhra Pradesh, Palasa INDIA (Record: 01/1999-04/1999)
• Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam INDIA (Record: 01/1999-04/1999)
• Andhra Pradesh, Bhimunipatnam INDIA (Record: 01/1999-04/1999)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 01/1999-04/1999)
• Goa, Zuary Estuary, Dona Paula INDIA (Record: 01/1994, 02/1994, 2000)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• Orissa, Mahanadi Estuary (Lat: 20.28) (Long: 86.70) INDIA (Record: 2006-2007)
• Karnataka, Netravati Estuary INDIA (Record: 02/1993-05/1994)
• Maharashtra, Murud INDIA (Record: 27/05/1993-30/05/1993)
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.18) (Long: 72.76) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island (Lat: 11.25) (Long: 72.79) INDIA
• Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 05/1951-06/1953)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 01/1950-06/1953)
• West Bengal, Hugli Matla Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey, Ambalapuzha Coast INDIA (Record: 1971-1972)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 1984-1986)
• Karnataka INDIA (Record: 2005-2006)
• Karnataka Coast INDIA

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