Chaetoceros teres   Cleve,  1896 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Chaetocerotanae incertae sedis

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Size: Diameter (apical axis:) 18-50 ┬Ám

Colonies are straight, of a medium length. Cells are almost square in girdle view. The mantle is low. Foramina are very narrow to almost absent. Setae are similar, long, thin, without basal part and bearing spines. Intercalary and terminal setae diverge almost perpendicular to the colony axis. Setae cross over at the colony margin. Numerous small chloroplasts are present. Resting spores have dissimilar valves. The primary valve is convex, smooth and secondary valve slightly convex sometimes with a ring of long spines.

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Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal


• Kerala, Vaadi INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • plankton net Available at -

Page last updated on:2011-01-04

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