Asterionella formosa   Hassall,  1850 ()
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Fragilariales
Family:Fragilariaceae

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Description
Color: yellow brown in color, not green.

It is a photosynthetic species.

Reproduction is both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Asterionella gracillima f. tabellarioides Cleve-Euler, 1910
Asterionella gracillima var. formosa (Hassall) Wislouch, 1921
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae.

Biogeography


• Goa, Dona Paula Bay INDIA (Record: 03/2007)

Literature Source(s)
  • Kumar, MSR; Ramaiah, N and Tang, D (2009) Morphometry and cell volumes of diatoms from a tropical estuary of India Indian journal of marine sciences. NISCAIR 38(2) 160-165 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3371
  • 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/
  • BioLib. cz Available at - http://www.biolib.cz/

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