Chaetoceros subtilis var. abnormis f. simplex
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Taxonomic Group: Diatom
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: 4-5 μm wide (LUMCON Guide)
Key Characteristics: Cells solitary or in short straight or curved chains with no apertures between cells; valves longer than wide, with only one seta per cell which is fairly thick; one or two chloroplasts per cell
Confused With: Chaetoceros subtilis var. abnormis, which has more than one seta per cell, like Chaetoceros subtilis
Toxin: None known