Pleurosigma aestuarii   (Brebisson ex Kutzing) W. Smith,  1853 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Naviculales
Family:Pleurosigmataceae

Image copyrights: Smithsonian

Description
Color: yellow brown.

It is a phytosynthetic species.

Reproduction is both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Navicula aestuarii Brebisson ex Kutzing, 1849

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)
• Pondicherry, Karaikal, Arasalar Estuary (Lat: 10.91) (Long: 79.86) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• Kerala, Kavanad INDIA
• Kerala, Azheekode INDIA
• Kerala, Balathuruthu INDIA
• Kerala, Kodikkal INDIA
• Westcoast INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 02/2005-02/2006)
• Orissa, Rushikulya Estuary (Lat: 19.37) (Long: 85.05) INDIA (Record: 11/01/1989-12/01/1989)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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
  • Devassy, VP; and Goes, JI (1988) Phytoplankton Community Structure and Succession in a Tropical Estuarine Complex (Central West Coast of India) Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Academic Press 27(6) 671-685 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0272-7714(88)90074-1
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Available at - http://www.serc.si.edu
  • Kannan, L and Vasantha, K (1992) Microphytoplankton of the Pitchavaram mangals, southeast coast of India: species composition and population density Hydrobiologia Springer 247 77-86 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00008206
  • 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
  • Subrahmanyan, R and Sarma, AHV (1960) Studies on the phytoplankton of the west coast of India Part III. Seasonal variation of the phytoplankters and environmental factors Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of fisheries for the Indian council of Agricultural research, Cochin, India 7 (2) 307-336 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1899/1/Article_04.pdf
  • Karuppasamy, PK; Menon, NG; Nair, KK and Achuthankutty, CT (2006) Distribution and abundance of pelagic shrimps from the deep scattering layer of the eastern Arabian Sea Journal of shellfish research The National Shellfisheries Association 25 1013-1019 Available at - http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Distribution+and+abundance+of+pelagic+shrimps+from+the+deep...-a0157193670
  • Gouda, R and Panigrahy, RC (1989) Diurnal variation of phytoplankton in Rushikulya estuary, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 246-250 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Srivastava, MN and Mehrotra, BN (1990) Algal status of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 145-149 Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2011-08-25

Back to Search