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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 micans

(Lyngbye) Cleve
Jensen, N.G.: F. Hustedt. The Pennate Diatoms. A translation of Hustedt's "Die Kieselalgen, 2. Teil", pg.603, 604, fig.1094;
Bangia micans (Lyngbye, 1819), Schizonema pumilum (Agardh, 1830), Schizonema micans (Agardh, ), Berceleya pumilum (Grunow, 1811)
Ecological Preference:
Valves linear, narrowing gradually towards the ends, 55-65µm long, 4-10µm broad. Raphe branches long, extending more than 1/3 the valve length. Transapical striae parallel, becoming convergent towards the apices, 25-27 in 10µm.
  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay