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Ocean Ecosystems/ESRIG, University of Groningen and Arctic Centre, University of Groningen and the RaTS program, British Antarctic Survey.

Ocean Ecosystems/ESRIG, University of Groningen and Arctic Centre, University of Groningen and the RaTS program, British Antarctic Survey.

Ocean Ecosystems/ESRIG, University of Groningen and Arctic Centre, University of Groningen and the RaTS program, British Antarctic Survey.

Authority

Schütt (1895: 38, fig. 4)

Class

Diatomophyceae

Order

Centrales

Family

Chaetoceraceae

Synonyms

N/A

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Basionym

N/A

Additional References

Cupp (1943: 129, fig. 82), VanLandingham (1968: 705), Hasle & Syvertsen (1997: 210)

Description

Cells in short chains; apical axis 8–17 µm. Setae almost straight. Chloroplast single.

Distribution

Weddell Sea (Garrison et al., 1987, as C. breve); Ross Sea (Watanabe, 1982); Scotia Sea (Garrison & Buck, 1989b).

Comments

According to Hasle & Syvertsen (1997) “there seems to be a general consensus that positive identification of C. brevis is problematic”.

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