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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)

Navicula salinicola

Navicula salinicola

Krammer, K. and Lange-Bertalot, H. (1991). Baccilariophyceae: Naviculaceae. in: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa (H. Ettl, J. Gerloff, H. Heynig & D. Mollenhauer, eds), 2(1), pp. 111; 510-511 [fig.35:9-10]
Valve is narrowly linear-lanceolate with bluntly rounded apices; raphe is filiform with simple central endings; axial area is very narrow, central area is indistinct; finely structured striae are slightly radial, becoming parallel towards the ends; length is 7-17(20)µm, breadth is 2-3(4.5)µm; striae count is 17-20 in 10µm
  • Transect Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Shark River Slough (SRS)