Stephanopyxis turris (Arnott in Greville) Ralfs in Pritchard 1861

Several living cells (DIC)

Synonym(s): Creswellia turris Arnott in Greville 1857

Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 10-115 µm

Resting spore: +

Note: Several varieties are described

Distinctive features: Areolae of same size on whole valve

Similar species: Stephanopyxis palmeriana


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Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart.186 pp.

Hasle, G. R. & Syvertsen, E. E. 1996. Marine diatoms. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 5-385.

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