Welcome to the Diatom Image Database! The Periphyton Group at Florida International University created and maintains the Diatom Image Database, which includes over 980 diatom taxa found in the greater Everglades region of south Florida. Please send questions or comments about the Diatom Image Database to Franco Tobias .
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Wachnicka & Gaiser
Valves linear-elliptic with slightly protracted, capitate ends. Dorsal margin convex, fattened at the center; ventral margin straight. Raphe branches straight, proximal and distal ends deflected dorsally. Axial area narrow, linear; central area very small. Dorsal striae straight at the center becoming radiate towards the ends, crossed by longitudinal costa. Ventral striae not visible under LM.
Common in surface sediment at Sprigger Bank, Florida Bay at water depth < 1.5m and salinity ranging between 30 – 35ppt.
38.5 - 42 µm
11.5 - 12.5 µm