Coscinodiscus reniformis   F.S.Castracane degli Antelminelli  (Diatom)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Coscinodiscales
Family:Coscinodiscaceae

Description
Cells kidney-shaped, valves flat, sculpture very distinct; with strong meshes about same size from centre to margin; polygonal punctae radiate from centre to periphery; chromatophores numerous, rounded small bodies


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Gopinathan, CP (1975) On new distributional records of plankton diatoms from the Indian seas Journal of Marine Biology Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 17(1) 223-240 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1448/
  • 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/

Page last updated on:2010-11-19

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