Bacteriastrum hyalinum Lauder 1864

A&B = Cell at two focal planes; C = Terminal valve with central process (=arrow); D&E = Endogenous resting spores. (BF)


Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 13-56 µm

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Large number of inner setae and terminal setae arranged in a umbrella-like fashion

Similar species: B. furcatum

Distribution: Widely in temperate waters

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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