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Authority

Ostenf. (Ostenfeld, 1901: 137, fig. 8)

Class

Diatomophyceae

Order

Centrales

Family

Chaetoceraceae

Synonyms

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Basionym

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Additional References

VanLandingham (1968: 743), Hendey (1964: 137, pl. 19, fig. 2), Hasle & Syvertsen (1997: 223, pl. 47, tab. 55)

Description

Cells small, solitary, rectangular in girdle view, isovalvate; pervalvar axis c. 10 µm. Valves elliptical; apical axis 4–30 µm. Setae long, thin, arising from narrow ends of valve surface and lying in the direction of the apical axis. Chloroplasts small, numerous.

Distribution

Coastal waters off Davis Station, East Antarctica; Antarctica (Bunt & Wood, 1963); Weddell Sea (Buck & Garrison, 1983); Ross Sea (Watanabe, 1982).

Comments

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