Thalassiosira minima Gaarder 1951

Chains (BF) and valves (SEM)


Life-form: Cells united in chains

Size: Diameter = 5-15 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Usually with two central processes and one labiate process close to one marginal process

Similar species:

Distribution: Widely

Hasle, G. R. 1980. Examination of Thalassiosira type material: T. minima and T. delicatula (Bacillariophyceae). Norw. J. Bot. 27: 167-173.

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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