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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)

Navicula sp.06FB

Ecological Preference:
The spesies is similar in valve shape to Navicula (Stenoneis?) palestinie. The valve is linear- elliptic with broadly rounded apices, axial area narrow, central area rombic. Tranapical stiae strongly radiate in the central part of the valve becoming less radiate towards the ends and parallel at the ends. Lenght ca.37µm width ca.11µm, 12 striae in 10µm. Two of the striae on both sides of the valve in the center are shorter. Description based on the speciment first time found in sediment from L31E project slide:1700, loc. 94 x 12.5
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay