Odontella aurita (Lyngbye) C. A. Agardh 1832

Living cells (DIC)

Synonym(s): Biddulphia aurita (Lyngbye) Brébisson 1838

Life-form: Cells united in chains and often on substrate

Size: Diameter = 10-95 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features:

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

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.

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