Eucampia groenlandica Cleve 1896

Chain. arrow=nucleus, arrowheads=apertures (BF)


Life-form: Cells united in chains.

Size: Apical length 10-33 µm, transapical axis 10-12 µm, pervalvar axis 30-100 µm

Resting spore:

Note: May produce both straight and curved chains. Small specimen could be confused with Cerataulina pelagica

Distinctive features:

Similar species:

Distribution: A northern cold water species

Cleve, P.1896a. Diatoms from Baffins Bay and Davis Strait. Bih. Kongl. Svensk. Vet.-Akad. Handl., 22: 1-22.

Syvertsen, E. E. and G. R. Hasle. 1983. The diatom genus Eucampia: Morphology and taxonomy. Bacillaria., 6: 169-210.

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