Leptocylindrus minimus Gran 1915

A = Two chains (DIC); B = Resting spore (BF)


Life-form: Solitary or united in chains

Size: Diameter = 1.5-4.5 µm

Resting spore: +


Distinctive features: Long thin cylindrical cells with mostly two elongate chloroplasts, the shape of resting spore

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

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

Hargraves, P. E. 1990. Studies on marine planktonic diatoms. V. Morphology and distribution of Leptocylindrus minimus Gran. Beiheft zur Nova Hedwigia. 100: 47-60.

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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