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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)

Mastogloia sirbonensis

Compere, P. (1990). Diatoms from hypersaline inland waters of Egypt. In: 11th International Symposium, pg. 175, PL.3:42,43;
Ecological Preference:
Valves are similar in shape to Mastogloia braunii (Brun) and is somethims very difficult to destinguish it from that species. Valves length: 68-102µm, breadth: 23-25µm, striae in 10: 12-15. Partecta in the middlelarger than the others 5-7 in 10µm, becoming denser towards the apices 9-10 in 10µm.
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay