Coscinodiscus concinnus Wm. Smith 1856

Living cells (DIC)

Pictures of details


Life-form: Solitary

Size: Diameter = 150-500 µm

Resting spore: -


Distinctive features: Central area and wide interstriae. Great distance between valve margin and processes

Similar species:


Boalch, G. T. 1971. The typification of the diatom species Coscinodiscus concinnus Wm. Smith and Coscinodiscus granii Gough. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 51: 685-695.

Brooks, M. 1975. Studies on the genus Coscinodiscus. I. Light, transmission and scanning electron microscopy of C. concinnus Wm. Smith. Botanica Marina. 18: 1-13.

Hasle, G. R. & Lange, C. B. 1992. Morphology and distribution of Coscinodiscus species from the Oslofjord, Norway, and the Skagerrak, North Atlantic. Diatom Research. 7: 37-68.

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.

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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

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