a marine diatom - Coscinodiscus ?

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Franz Neidl
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a marine diatom - Coscinodiscus ?

Post by Franz Neidl »

I think the Genus is Coscinodiscus. But the species?
The alga had a diameter of 122 µm.
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Post by Cactusdave »

Very nice indeed. It is a pleasure to see this diatom alive, as opposed to dead in an arranged mount.
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Post by René »

Franz, I would say C. pavillardi. The slight donut shape of the valve (which you have so nicely stacked away) is essential for ID.


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