Thalassiosira tenera Proschkina-Lavrenko 1961

Frustule (SEM)


Life-form: Solitary or in pairs

Size: Diameter = 6.5-29 µm

Resting spore:


Distinctive features: The central areola slightly larger, one central strutted process. Single labiate process between two marginal strutted processes. Often with linear areolation

Similar species: Thalassiosira leptopus

Distribution: Widely

Hasle, G. R. & Fryxell, G. 1977. The genus Thalassiosira: Some species with a linear areola array. Nova Hedwigia. 54: 15-47.

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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