A = Two cells viewed at three focal planes; B = Cleaned valve (arrowheads=labiate processes near strutted process) (DIC)
Life-form: Cells united in chains
Size: Diameter = 12-39 µm
Note: See Hasle (1978)
Similar species: T. decipiens T. hibernalis
Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Hasle, G. R. 1978a. Some Thalassiosira species with one central process (Bacillariophyceae). Norw. J. Bot. 25: 77-110.
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.