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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 caribaea

Amphora caribaea

Wachnicka & Gaiser
Ecological Preference:
Valves semi-lanceolate with rostrate ends slightly deflected ventrally. Dorsal margin convex; ventral margin straight. Raphe branches straight, proximal and distal ends deflected dorsally. Axial area narrow on the dorsal side, somewhat more expanded on the ventral side. Central nodule easily visible under LM. Dorsal striae parallel becoming slightly radiate towards the ends; ventral striae delicate, parallel, moderately long, shorter at the center.
Commonly recorded in surface sediment samples collected from several locations in Florida Bay at sites with water depth < 2m and salinity ranging between 25 - 35ppt.
  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay