Guinardia striata
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Taxonomic Group: Diatom
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 15-15.2 μm wide x 96.9-145 μm long (LUMCON Guide); 6-30 μm wide (Cupp 1943); 6-45 μm wide (Horner 2002, Tomas 1997)
Key Characteristics: Cells cylindrical and curved; united in curved, often spiral, chains; strong hook-like spine on valve margin fits into depression in the adjacent cell; numerous chloroplasts that are small and oval; nucleus near cell wall
Confused With:
Toxin: None known