Gyrosigma acuminatum   (Kutzing) Rabenhorst,  1853 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bacillariophyceae

Image copyrights: Plankton net

Valve view. Permanent slide (Hasle, 1978)

Color: Yellow brown

Reproduction is general for group: both sexual and asexual.

Synonym (s)
Frustulia acuminata Kutzing, 1833
Pleurosigma acuminatum (Kutzing) W. Smith, 1852
Sigmatella acuminata (Kutzing) Brebisson & Godey, 1835
Navicula acuminata (Kutzing) Kutzing, 1844
Pleurosigma acuminatum (Kutzing) Grunow, 1860

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 18/05/2001-21/05/2001, 18/08/2001-21/08/2001, 18/11/2001-21/11/2001)

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 -
  • Plankton*Net Data Provider at the Alfred Wegener Insitute for Polar and Marine Research Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -

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