Thalassiosira baltica   (Grunow in P.T. Cleve & Grunow) Ostenfeld,  1901 ()
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bacillariophyceae

Color: Yellow brown in color, not green.

It is a phytosynthetic species.

Reproduction is both sexual and asexual.

Synonym (s)
Coscinodiscus balticus (Grunow in Cleve & Grunow) P.T. Cleve, 1891
Coscinodiscus polyacanthus var. baltica Grunow in Cleve & Grunow, 1880
Coscinodiscus subtilis var. fluviatilis Lemmermann, 1904
Thalassiosira baltica var. fluviatilis (Lemmermann) Cleve-Euler, 1910
Thalassiosira subsalina Proschkina-Lavrenko, 1955

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae.


• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 06/07/2001-02/08/2001)
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • The Baltic sea portal Available at -
  • 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 -

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