Odontella sinensis

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Taxonomic Group:Diatom
Trophic Status:Autotrophic
Size Range:90-260 μm wide (Tomas 1997)
Key Characteristics:Two slender horns arise diagonally inside the valve margin on each end of the cell with two long spines very close to the horns; valve face between the processes flat or concave; numerous small chloroplasts
Confused With:Odontella mobiliensis, which has spines equally spaced between the horns and a more convex valve surface
Toxin:None known