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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)

Nitzschia sp.10FB

Ecological Preference:
Valves linear, ca.120 µm long, 22µm broad. Raphe eccentric, fibulae 8 in 10µm, the fibulae in the center more distant, striae punctate 15 in 10µm, crossed by longitudinal fold. Located on : PFBBK1S2 (0.50), loc. 37 x 93. It closely resembles Nitzschia graeffii (Witkowski (2000), Pl. 192:1) but it is shorter and more constricted in the middle. It could be variety of that species, but closer examination is needed to determine its true identity.
  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay