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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)

Stauroneis phoenicenteron

(Nitzsch) Ehrenberg
Krammer K. & Lange-Bertalot H. (1997): "Susswaserflora von Mitteleuropa", Vol.2/1, pg.239, Fig.84:1-3;
Bacillaria phoenicenteron (Nitzsch, 1817), Stauroneis lanceolata (Kutzing, 1844)
Ecological Preference:
Valve is lanceolate with rounded, attenuated extremities which are occasionally slightly protracted; axial area is linear, varying in width from about 4-8µm, but usually broad; stauros is mostly linear, sometimes slightly expanding; raphe is broad, tapering toward the proximal and distal ends; distinctly punctate striae are radiate throughout; length is 70-380µm, breadth is 16-53µ; striae count is 12-17 in 10µm (punctae variable in number as striae)
  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Dosing Project
  • Transect Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Water Conservation Areas (WCAs)