Leptocylindrus danicus Cleve 1889

Living cells (DIC)

Valve (SEM)


Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 5-16 µm

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Cylindrical cells with several chloroplasts

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

Davis, C. O., Hollibaugh, J. T., Seibert, D. L. R., Thomas, W. H. & Harrison, P. J. 1980. Formation of resting spores by Leptocylindrus danicus (Bacillariophyceae) in a controlled ecosystem. J. Phycol.16: 296-302.

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.

Takano, H. 1990. Diatoms. In "Red tide organisms in Japan-An illustrated taxonomic guide". (Y. Fukuyo, H. Takano, M. Chihara & K. Matsuoka eds) . Uchida Rokakuho, Tokyo, p. 162-331.

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