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Encyonema silesiacum Pinnularia maior var. pulchella Gomphonema affine var. rhombicum

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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)

   Fragilaria synegrotesca
Lange-Bertalot H. (1993):"Biblioteca diatomologica. Brand 27. 85 New Taxa and much more then 100 taxonomic clarifications supplementary to Susswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Vol.2/1-4", pg.49-52, Fig.12:1-11; Fig.13:1-6
Fragilaria vaucheriae ((Kutzing) Petersen sensu Podzorski 1985)
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Valve is linear to linear-lanceolate, with capitate to round ends; punctate transapical striae are distinct; single rimoportula present on valve end; valvocopula and copula openings are unilateral; marginal spines are absent, ocellus present as depressions in pole; length is 30-170Ám, breadth is 2.5-4Ám; striae count is 11-14 in 10Ám
some specimens recorded have been slightly wider than type


  • Southeast Florida Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay Paleo Project
  • Dosing Project
  • CERP
  • Transect Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Loxahatchee (LOX)
  • Water Conservation Areas (WCAs)
  • Everglades National Park (ENP)
  • Coastal Mangroves
  • Florida Bay

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