Eucampia zodiacus Ehrenberg 1839

A = Living cells (DIC); B = Cells (PC); Cells (BF)

Frustule (DIC)


Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Apical axis = 8-80 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Valve face concave in broad girdle view. Bands scarcely visible, chains helically coiled

Similar species: Eucampia cornuta

Distribution: Worldwide

Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 186 pp.

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.

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

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