Navicula distans   (W. Smith) Ralfs,  1861 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Naviculales
Family:Naviculaceae

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Description
Color: Yellow brown in color, not green.

It is a phytosynthetic species.

Reproduction is both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Pinnularia distans W. Smith, 1853
(Homotypic synonym)
Navicula distans (W.Smith) Schmidt, 1876
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

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

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 06/07/2001-02/08/2001)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA (Record: 11/2001-10/2002, 04/2002-05/2002)
• Kerala, Kavanad 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 - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/637/4/Mar_Biol_152_63.pdf
  • 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/
  • Katedra botaniky Department of Botany Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague Available at - http://botany.natur.cuni.cz/
  • D’Costa, PM and Anil, AC (2010) Diatom community dynamics in a tropical, monsoon-influenced environment: West coast of India Continental Shelf Research Elsevier B.V. 30(12) 1324-1337 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2010.04.015
  • 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

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