Chaetoceros diadema

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Chaetoceros diadema
Chaetoceros diadema spores.jpg
Chaetoceros diadema
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Centrales
Suborder: Biddulphiineae
Family: Chaetocerotaceae
Genus: Chaetoceros
Species: C. diadema
Binomial name
Chaetoceros diadema
((Ehrenberg) Gran, 1897)

Chaetoceros diadema is a diatom in the genus Chaetoceros. The easiest way to identify this species is by finding the very characteristic diadem-like resting spores.

Species description[edit]

Cells united into chains. Very characteristic spores. One chloroplast. Base of setae is short.[1]

Similar species[edit]

Chaetoceros constrictus is quite similar in the vegetative stage, but its resting spores are different from C. diadema resting spores .


  1. ^ Tomas, C. R., Hasle G. R., Syvertsen, E. E., Steidinger, K. A., Tangen, K., Throndsen, J., Heimdal, B. R., (1997). Identifying Marine Phytoplankton, Academic Press.

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