Corethron cf. criophilum Castracane 1886

Living cells (BF)


Life-form: Solitary (pairs)

Size: Diameter = 5-20 µm

Resting spore:

Note: See taxonomic discussion in Hasle & Syvertsen (1996)

Distinctive features:

Similar species: C. inerme


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.

Hendey, N. I. 1964. An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part 5: Bacillariophyceae (Diatoms). HSMO, London. 317 pp.

Thomas, D. P. B. & Bonham P.I. 1990. Family Leptocylindraceae: the genus Corethron. In "Polar Marine Diatoms" (L.K. Medlin & J. Priddle, eds.) British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge. pp. 105-107

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