Skeletonema tropicum

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Taxonomic Group:Diatom
Trophic Status:Autotrophic
Size Range:15-23 μm wide (LUMCON Guide); 4.5-38 μm wide (Tomas 1997)
Key Characteristics:Cells in chains united by strutted processes; width of cells usually greater than 20 μm; many chloroplasts
Confused With:This Skeletonema species is not easily confused with the others due to its generally larger cell size and the number of chloroplasts
Toxin:None known