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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)

Berkeleya antarctica

(Harvey) Grunow in Van Heurck
Witkowski et al. (2000):"Iconographia Diatomologica (Vol.VII). Diatom flora of marine coast I", pg.155, Pl.62:14-17;
Ecological Preference:
Valves linear-lanceolate, broad with rounded apices, 20-25µm long, 6-8µm broad. Raphe straight, external central endings far from each other, apical endings terminate at a certein distance from apices. Transapical striae hardly visible under LM, more than 35 in 10µm.
located on PFBBK1P (0.50), loc. 46.1 x 105.3
  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay