Thalassiosira anguste-lineata (A. Schmidt) G. Fryxell et Hasle 1977

A = Chains of living cells (arrowheads=connecting threads); B = Valve face of a living cell; C = Valve view with strutted processes in Naphrax preparation (A-B=DIC,C=PC)

Valve in outside view (SEM)

Synonym(s): Coscinodiscus anguste-lineatus A. Schmidt 1878 , Coscinodiscus polychordus Gran 1897

Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter 14-78 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Arrangement of central processes

Similar species: T. kushirensis

Distribution: Worldwide

Cupp, E. E. 1943. Marine Plankton Diatoms of the West Coast of North America. Bulletin of the Scripps Inst. Oceanogr. of the University of California. 5: 1-237.

Fryxell, G. & Hasle, G. R. 1977. The genus Thalassiosira: Some species with a modified ring of central strutted processes. Beih. zur Nova Hedwigia. 54: 67-89.

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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