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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)

Gomphonema cf. vibrioides

Gomphonema cf. vibrioides

Reichardt & Lange-Bertalot
Fricke, F. (1902). Atlas der Diatomaceen-Kunde, Band I-III. pp. 363, 364 [t.235:12]
Ecological Preference:
Valves have bluntly rounded headpoles that are much broader than the footpole
  • Dosing Project
  • Transect Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Water Conservation Areas (WCAs)