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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)

Cyclotella litoralis

Lange & Syvertsen
LANGE, C.B. & SYVERSTEN, E.E. (1989). Cyclotella litoralis sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceae), and its relationships to C. striata and C. stylorum. Nova Hedwigia 48 (3-4): 341-356.
Ecological Preference:
Cells drum-shaped with numerous disc-shaped chloroplasts, dificult to see. Valves circular, 10-60µm in diameter, divided into two distinct concentric zones. The diameter of the central field with size of specimen, occupies 1/2 to 2/3 of cell diameter.Striae ca.10-12 in 10µm.
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Florida Bay