Chaetoceros minimus (Levander) Marino, Giuffré, Montresor et Zingone 1991

Living cells (PC)

Synonym(s): Rhizosolenia minima Levander 1904

Life-form: Solitary

Size: Apical axis = 2-7 µm, pervalvar axis 6-32 µm

Resting spore: +

Note: In coastal brackish waters

Distinctive features: One seta per valve, the two setae running in opposite direction

Similar species:


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.

Marino, D., Giuffré, G., Montresor, M. & Zingone, A. 1991. An electron microscope investigation on Chaetoceros minimus(Levander) comb. nov. and new observations on C. throndsenii (Marino et al.) comb. nov. Diat. Res.6: 317-326

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