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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 salina

Stauroneis salina

W. Smith
Jensen, N.G.: F. Hustedt. The Pennate Diatoms. A translation of Hustedt's "Die Kieselalgen, 2. Teil", pg.661,662, fig.1133;
Stauroneis africana (Cleve), Libellus africanus (Cleve, 1894), Stauroneis plicata (Brockmann, 1950)
Ecological Preference:
Valve lanceolate with more or less convex margins and slightly protracted, sharply rounded ends, 44.97µm long, 8.79µm broad. Raphe straight, axial area narrow-linear, central area as linear, narrow fascia reaching to the valve margin. Transapical striae slightly radial throughout the valve, delicately punctate, 22 in 10µm.
12 µm
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay