Asteromphalus arachne   (Brebisson) Ralfs,  1861 (Diatom)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order:Asterolamprales
Family:Asterolampraceae

Description
Size: Diameter of the cell is 115 ยต.

Cells discoid, with circular or slightly ovoid outline; valves flat, areolated with five fine subequal distinct rays; narrow ray somewhat longer than others; central field slightly excentric, one fourth to one third diameter of cell.


Synonym (s)
Spatangidium arachne Brebisson, 1857
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 7.5) (Long: 70.58) INDIA (Record: 05/1964)
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Gopinathan, CP (1975) On new distributional records of plankton diatoms from the Indian seas Journal of Marine Biology Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 17(1) 223-240 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1448/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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