Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenberg) Cleve 1904

A living cell at two focal planes (DIC)

SEM pictures

Synonym(s): Coscinodiscus eccentricus Ehrenberg 1841

Life-form: Solitary or cells united in chains

Size: Diameter 15-110 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Marginal spines and areola pattern

Similar species:

Distribution: Worldwide

Fryxell, G. & Hasle, G. R. 1972. Thalassiosira eccentrica (Ehrenb.) Cleve, T. symmetrica sp. nov., and some related centric diatoms. J. Phyc. 8: 297-317.

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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