Chaetoceros pendulum   Karsten,  1905 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Chaetocerotanae incertae sedis

Size: Cell length(excluding setae) is 32 µ and Breadth 25 µ.

Cells solitary, valves somewhat dissimilar, upper with deep depression in centre, lower with projecting corners; setae large, entirely; smooth, running from valve diagonally to basal part, curving, crossing two setae of one side; chromatophores small and numerous.

Synonym (s)
Chaetoceros pendulus Cupp, 1943

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 10) (Long: 75.66) 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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