Chaetoceros decipiens Cleve 1873

Vegetative chain with intercallary and terminally setae. (BF)


Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 9-84 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: With several chloroplasts, sibling setae partly fused, terminal setae thicker than the others

Similar species: C. lorenzianus C. teres

Distribution: Worldwide

Cleve, P. 1873a. On diatoms from the arctic sea. Bih. Kongl. Svensk. Vet.-Akad. Handl., 1: 1-28.

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.

Rines, J. E. B. & Hargraves, P. E. 1988. The Chaetoceros Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyceae) flora of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA. Bibliotheca Phycologica 79: 1-196

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