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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)

Gomphonema gracile

Gomphonema gracile

Gomphonema gracile

Podzorski A.C. (1985): "An illustrated and annotatet chack-list of diatoms from the Black River Waterways, St. Elizabet, Jamaica", p.53, Pl.20, fig.13; Patric R. & Ch.W. Reimer (1966):"The diatoms of the United States", Vol.2, p.131; Krammer K. & Lange-Bertalot H. (1997): "Susswaserflora von Mitteleuropa", Vol.1, pg.361, 362, Fig.156:1-11, Fig.154:26,27;
Gomphonema lanceolatum (Ehrenberg 1841), Gomphonema grunowii (Patrik 1975)
Ecological Preference:
Valves show wide range of morphologies; resembles G. parvulum in valve shape and in the character of its pores
  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project
  • Dosing Project
  • Transect Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Water Conservation Area 3A (WCA 3A)