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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Mastogloia pusilla var. subcapitata
Jensen, N.G.: F. Hustedt. The Pennate Diatoms. A translation of Hustedt's "Die Kieselalgen, 2. Teil", fig.1002e, pg.481;
15 - 18 µm
6 - 7 µm
18 - 20
usually only 1 big and 2 smaller present