Thalassiosira proschkinae Makarova 1979

Frustules with spines (SEM)

Synonym(s): Thalassiosira spinulata Takano 1981

Life-form: Solitary or in large colonies

Size: Diameter = 3-11.5 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: With one central labiate process close to a strutted process, with or without spines

Similar species: Thalassiosira perpusilla

Distribution: Worldwide

Feibicke, M., Wendker, S. & Geissler, U. 1990. Thalassiosira proschkinae Makarova - a contribution to its morphology and autecology. Beiheft zur Nova Hedwigia. 100: 155-169.

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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