Asterionellopsis glacialis   (Castracane) Round,  1990 ()
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Fragilariales
Family:Fragilariaceae

Image copyrights: Plankton net

Description
Size: Apical axis 30-150 μm

Color: Yellow brown

Cells in girdle view narrow with straight parallel sides and greatly expanded triangular foot pole; foot pole greatly widened and rounded in valve view, one or two chloroplasts in foot pole only.

Reproduction is general for group: both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Asterionella glacialis Castracane, 1886
(Homotypic synonym)
Asterionella japonica P. T. Cleve in Cleve & Moller, 1878
Asterionella japonica Cleve, 1882
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 18/05/2001-21/05/2001, 18/11/2001-21/11/2001)
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Coleroon Estuary INDIA
• Goa, Dona Paula Bay (Lat: 15.45) (Long: 73.8) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rath, J and Adhikary, SP (2006) Seasonal variation of phytoplankton in Chilika Lake, east coast of India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 28(1) 43-48 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Rajasekar, KT; Rajkumar, M; Jun, SUN; Prabu, VA and Perumal, P (2010) Bloom Forming Species of Phytoplankton in Two Coastal Waters in the Southeast Coast of India Journal of Ocean University of China 9(3) 265-272 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/t286n7u33j37u06w/fulltext.pdf
  • Patil, JS and Anil, AC (2005) Biofilm diatom community structure: Influence of temporal and substratum variability Biofouling Taylor & Francis 21(3/4) 189 – 206 Available at - http://nicmas.nio.org/eprints/Biofouling_21_189.pdf
  • Rajkumar, M; Perumal, P; Prabu, VA; Perumal, NV and Rajasekar, KT (2009) Phytoplankton diversity in Pichavaram mangrove waters from south-east coast of India Journal of Environmental Biology Triveni Enterprises 30(4) 489-498 Available at - http://www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/200907_jul09/paper_04.pdf

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