Chaetoceros radicans Schütt 1895

A&B = Vegetative chains (arrow=spines or capilli); C&D = Resting spores (BF)


Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 6-25 µm

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Setae with capilli(not always), paired resting spores

Similar species: C. cinctus C. tortissimus

Distribution: Worldwide

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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