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

Authority

Lauder (1864: 77, pl. 8, fig. 1)

Class

Diatomophyceae

Order

Centrales

Family

Chaetoceraceae

Synonyms

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Basionym

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Additional References

Cupp (1943: 143, fig. 100), VanLandingham (1968: 744), Priddle & Fryxell (1985: 52, figs A–I), Hasle & Syvertsen (1997: 221, pl. 47)

Description

Cells in short curved chains, sometimes in spherical colonies, isovalvate. Valves elliptical; apical axis 2–14 µm. Apertures between cells slit-like, the corners of adjacent valves not touching those of the adjacent cell. Setae fine, each cell having 3 short and 1 long setae, the long setae of adjacent cells entwining. Chloroplast single.

Distribution

Bransfield Strait (Kopczyńska & Ligowski, 1985); Ross Sea (Watanabe, 1982); Southern Ocean (Priddle & Fryxell, 1985).

Comments

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