Mastogloia dolosa   Venkataraman  (Diatom)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Mastogloiales
Family:Mastogloiaceae

Description
Size: Length 44-62 µm; breadth 14-20 µm

Valves elliptic lanceolate, subrostrate. Axial area narrow. Central area big, rectangular, in conjunction with the two longitudinal hyaline furrows form a H-shaped figure. The furrows on either side of the raphe converge and seem to meet at the top. Striations slightly radial and very finely punctate. Loculi of equal size, ending at a distance from the ends.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam INDIA (Record: 00/01/1999-00/04/1999)
• Andhra Pradesh, Bhimunipatnam INDIA (Record: 00/01/1999-00/04/1999)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA (Record: 00/01/1999-00/04/1999)
• Pondicherry, Karaikal, Arasalar Estuary (Lat: 10.91) (Long: 79.86) INDIA (Record: 2005, 2006)
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Estuary (Lat: 13.01) (Long: 80.28) INDIA (Record: 00/04/1998-00/03/1999)
• Kerala, Kadinamkulam Backwater INDIA (Record: 10/1991-09/1992)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Kerala, Balathuruthu INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sarojini, Y and Subbarangaiah, G (2000) Spatial variation in distribution of chlorophyll and phytoplankton in coastal waters of Bay of Bengal along northern Andhra Pradesh Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu 22 (1 & 2) 93-100 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
  • 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
  • Eswari, YNK and Ramani Bai, R (2002) Distribution and abundance of phytoplankton in the estuarine waters of Chennai, south east coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 44(1 & 2) 205-211 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Venkataraman, G (1939) A systematic account of some south Indian diatoms Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Science, Section B 10 293-368 Available at - http://www.ias.ac.in/j_archive/procb/10/6/293-368/viewpage.html
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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