Coscinodiscus oculus-iridis   (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg,  1854 (Diatom)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Coscinodiscales
Family:Coscinodiscaceae

Description
It is a phytosynthetic species.

Reproduction is both sexual and asexual.


Synonym (s)
Coscinodiscus radiatus var. oculus-iridis Ehrenberg, 1839
Coscinodiscus oculus-iridis var. genuina Grunow, 1884
Coscinodiscis oculus-iridis var. typicus Cleve-Euler, 1942
Coscinodiscus oculusiridis Ehrenberg, 1840
(Spelling variation)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Prentice Island INDIA
• Gujarat, Gopnath (Lat: 21.36) (Long: 72.23) INDIA
• Gujarat, Mahuva Bandar (Lat: 21.13) (Long: 71.89) INDIA
• Gujarat, Jafrabad (Lat: 20.97) (Long: 71.63) INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Nagoa beach (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 71.05) INDIA
• Daman and Diu, Mul Dwarka (Lat: 20.93) (Long: 70.79) INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval (Lat: 21.13) (Long: 70.4) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Fishing Harbour (Lat: 21.13) (Long: 70.4) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA (Record: 11/1979-10/1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin (Lat: 8.71) (Long: 78.2) INDIA (Record: 1987-1989)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1970-1972)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)
• West Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA (Record: 04/2002-05/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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