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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Jensen, N.G.: F. Hustedt. The Pennate Diatoms. A translation of Hustedt's "Die Kieselalgen, 2. Teil", pg.399, 400, fig. 883;
Cocconeis splendida (Gregory, 1857), Cocconeis punctatissima (Greville, 1857), Orthoneis splendida (Grunow, 1867)
Stephens et.al (1979) recorded it from Indian River at Jim Island, salinity 28-35.5ppt., temp. 17-29°C, samples from seagrass H.wrightii. In Florida Bay so far found in paleo cores from Nine Mile Bank, not found on T. testudinum.
30 - 80 µm
25 - 30 µm
5 - 8
2 - 6