Skeletonema tropicum
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Taxonomic Group: Diatom
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 15-23 ?m wide (LUMCON Guide); 4.5-38 ?m 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