Chaetoceros tenuissimus Meunier 1913

Vegetative cells. (PC)


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Diameter = 3-5 µm

Resting spore:

Note: Common in the brackish water layer of fiords and inlets. Confused with other small solitary Chaetoceros species

Distinctive features:

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.

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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