Asterolampra marylandica   Ehrenberg,  1844 ()
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Asterolamprales
Family:Asterolampraceae

Description
Cells disc-shaped with hourglass like arched valves and large hyaline middle region; at least one third diameter of valve divided into six or seven rays, same size and structure running from central region almost to edge of valve; segments between rays regularly areolated.


Synonym (s)
Asterolampra vanheurckii Brun, 1891

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 8.16) (Long: 76.55) INDIA (Record: 05/1964)
• 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

Page last updated on:2012-02-24

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