Stauropsis membranacea
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Taxonomic Group: Diatom
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 26.6-47.5 μm wide x 36.1-47.5 μm long (LUMCON Guide); 50-90 μm wide x 30-40 μm long (Tomas 1997)
Key Characteristics: Cells rectangular with flat or slightly concave valves; cell wall weakly silicified; four ribbon-like and folded chloroplasts per cell, two along each side of the girdle
Confused With:
Toxin: None known