Chaetoceros densus (Cleve) Cleve 1901

Chain (BF)

Synonym(s): Chaetoceros borealis var. densa Cleve 1897

Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 10-55 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Cells tightly packed together and with many small chloroplasts, windows small

Similar species: Chaetoceros eibenii

Distribution: Worldwide

Cleve, P. T. 1897. A treatise on the phytoplankton of the Atlantic and its tributaries and on the periodical change of the plankton of Skagerak. Upsala, Swden. pp. 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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