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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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Map of south Florida Loxahatchee (LOX) WCA 2A WCA 3A Biscayne Bay Shark River Slough (SRS) Taylor Slough (TS) Florida Bay Everglades National Park (ENP) Everglades National Park (ENP)

Amphora sp. F01

Amphora sp. F01

Amphora sp. F01

Ecological Preference:
Valves lunate with arcuate dorsal margin and slightly bent ventral margin, 38µm long and 5.9µm broad. Sub-acute ends bent towards the ventral side, raphe located close to the ventral margin, axial area narrow, transapical striae on the dorsal side crossed by longitudinal hyaline line, 26 in 10µm, ventral striae dash-like ca 23 in 10µm.
Found in surface sediments from Florida Bay, in greatest densities near Russell, Butternut and Duck Keys. Water level at those sites is < 1.5 m, salinity varies between 30 – 35ppt.
36.5 µm
5.3 µm
  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project
  • Biscayne Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Biscayne Bay (BISC)