Chaetoceros eibenii Grunow in Van Heurck 1880-1885

A = Chain; B = Part of chain; C = Valve view; D&E = Part of chain at two focal planes (arrows=hexagonal setae) (DIC)


Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 25-80 µm

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Setae bent toward nearest end, valve with central process, windows lanceolate to hexagonal. Cell with many chloroplasts

Similar species: Chaetoceros densus

Distribution: Warm water region to temperate

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