Odd diatoms

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Odd diatoms

Post by pwnell »

At least for me ... I have never seen these. They are from my reef aquarium.

PS: Maybe the second one is busy dying? Normally it has a golden colouration throughout the frustule.

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Post by René »

I'm not altogether sure, but the first one might be a Donkinia, if what I see is a raphe running over the valve face in a S shape like a Pleurosigma.

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