Chaetoceros socialis
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Taxonomic Group: Diatom
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 7.6-15.2 μm wide (LUMCON Guide); 6-12 μm wide (Cupp 1943); 4-15 μm wide (Horner 2002); 7-9 μm wide (Rines & Hargraves 1988); 2-14 μm wide (Tomas 1997)
Key Characteristics: Chains short and loosely associated, adjacent cells not touching; setae hair-like with short basal part; one seta of each cell is straight and elongated for spherical colony formation of many short chains; mucous producing; one chloroplast
Confused With:
Toxin: None known