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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)

Encyonema evergladianum

Krammer K. (1997):"Die cymbelloiden diatomeen. Eine monographie der weltweit bekannten taxa. Teil.2. Encyonema part., Encyonopsis and Cymbellopsis", pg.73,74, Fig.142:1-7,
Ecological Preference:
Valve is dorsi-ventral or lanceolate, with convex dorsal and (weakly convex) ventral margins, and rostrate ends that curve weakly to the ventral side; axial area is linear and narrow, no central area; raphe is filiform, with the proximal ends turned dorsally and the distal ends ventrally curved; length is 13-28µm, breadth is 3.7-5µm (maximum length/breadth is 5-6:1); striae count is 21-23 in 10µm (37-42 punctae in 10µm)
  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project
  • Dosing Project
  • CERP
  • Transect Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Water Conservation Areas (WCAs)