Chaetoceros danicus   P.T.Cleve,  1889 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Chaetocerotanae incertae sedis
Family:Chaetocerotaceae

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Description
Size: Apical axis 8-20 ┬Ám.

Color: Yellow brown.

Cells isovalvate; valve surface flat. Setae long, stiff, perpendicular to pervalvar or chain axis, and originating at valve margin. Chains with small apertures - terminal setae perpendicular to chain axis, intercalary setae basally directed toward one end of the chain , then become parallel to the terminal setae. External part of central process a short, flattened tube.


Synonym (s)
Chaetoceros eibenii f. solitaria Woloszynska, 1935
Phaeoceros danicus (P.T.Cleve) Hentschel, 1951

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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

Biogeography


• Goa, Zuary Estuary, Dona Paula INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 06/07/2001-02/08/2001)
• Kerala, Balathuruthu INDIA
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Redekar, PD and Wagh, AB (2000) Planktonic diatoms of the Zuari estuary, Goa (West coast of India) Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu 22 (1 & 2) 107-112 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
  • Paul, JT; Ramaiah, N; Gauns, M and Fernandes, V (2007) Preponderance of a few diatom species among the highly diverse microphytoplankton assemblages in the Bay of Bengal. Marine Biology springerlink 152(1) 63-75 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/637/4/Mar_Biol_152_63.pdf
  • 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

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