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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)

Amphora sp. F36

Amphora sp. F36

Ecological Preference:
Valves semi-lanceolate with slightly protracted sub-capitate ends. Dorsal margin convex, slightly flattened at the central part of the valve; ventral margin straight. Raphe branches straight; internal central raphe endings hidden by flap of silica extending from the dorsal side Terminal fissures on the inner side of the valve end in weakly developed helictoglossae. Axial area narrow; central area absent on dorsal side, on the ventral side bounded by ventral striae. Conopeum under LM visible as longitudinal line running along the axial area. Dorsal striae composed of slit-like areolae placed between transapical ribs. Ventral striae dash-like, very short at the centre.
Rare on seagrass from Butternut Key, Florida Bay with water depth < 2m and average salinity 29ppt.
16-22 µm
4-6 µm
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay