There are 177 diatom species in the list, but today only 97 have links to "species sheets". Species with an astersisk (*) are not illustrated. Click on the species name in the list to get to the species sheet. Arrows may be used to browse all species sheets. To view species sheets WITHOUT a list of species to the left you should go to Diatom Distribution.

The checklist is based on our own observations and on the following references:

Christensen, T., Koch, C. & Thomsen, H. A. 1985. Distribution of algae in danish salt and brackish waters. Institut for Sporeplanter, Copenhagen.

Heimdal, B. R., Hasle, G. R. & Throndsen, J. 1973. An annotated check-list of plankton algae from the Oslofjord, Norway (1951-1972). Norw. J. Bot. 20:13-19.

Jensen, K. G. & Moestrup, Ø. 1998. The genus Chaetoceros (Bacillariophyceae) in inner Danish coastal waters. Opera Botanica. 133: 1- 68.

Lange, C. B., Hasle, G. R. & Syvertsen, E. E. 1992. Seasonal cycle of diatoms in the Skagerrak, North Atlantic, with emphasis on the period 1980-1990. Sarsia. 77: 173-187.

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Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute


Department of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University, Sweden