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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)

Hantzschia spectabilis

Hantzschia spectabilis

(Ehrenberg) Hustedt
Krammer, K. and Lange-Bertalot, H. (1991). Baccilariophyceae: Bacillariaceae, Epithemiaceae, Surirellaceae. in: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa (H. Ettl, J. Gerloff, H. Heynig & D. Mollenhauer, eds), 2(2), pp. 132-133; 398-399 [t.91:1-4]
Synedra spectabilis Ehr. 1843; Nitzschia brebissonii W. Sm. 1853; Nitzschia spectabilis (Ehr.) Ralfs in Pritchard 1861; Nitzschia spectabilis W. Sm. 1853 non (Ehr.) Ralfs 1861; Nitzschia armoricana (Kütz. 1844) Grun. 1862; Sigmatella brebissonii Kütz. 1849; Nitzschia vivax W. Sm. 1853; Nitzschia vivax Hantzsch 1860; Nitzschia insignis var. smithii (Ralfs in Pritchard 1861) Grun. in van Heurck 1881; Synedra brebissonii (Kütz. 1849) De Toni 1892
Frustules in girdle view slightly sigmoid; valve is linear; keel punctae regular (4-6 fibulae in 10µm), and striae is punctate; length is 150-ca. 500µm, breadth is 10-15µm; striae count is 9-12 in 10µm
  • Transect Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Shark River Slough (SRS)