Chaetoceros laciniosus Schütt 1895

A&B = Parts of chains (BF), C = Resting spores viewed at different magnifications (DIC)

Synonym(s): C. commutatus Cleve 1896

Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 8-42 µm

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: High windows, two often lobed chloroplasts, resting spore.

Similar species: Chaetoceros brevis Chaetoceros diadema

Distribution: North Atlantic, North Pacific.

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

Sundström, B. 1973. Chaetoceros arter i Öresund. MSc. Thesis Univ. of Lund. 77 pp.

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