Thalassiosira oceanica Hasle 1983

Valves in outside and inside views (arrowhead=labiate process) (SEM)

SEM picture


Life-form: Solitary(?)

Size: Diameter = 3-12 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: Labiate process close to a strutted process. Marginal processes widely spaced

Similar species:


Hasle, G. R. 1983b. The marine, planktonic diatoms Thalassiosira oceanicasp. nov. and T. partheneia. J. Phycol. 19: 220-229.

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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