Amphora (alga)

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This article is about the genus of diatoms. For other uses, see Amphora (disambiguation).
Amphora ovalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Subclass: Bacillariophycidae
Order: Thalassiophysales
Family: Catenulaceae
Genus: Amphora
Ehrenberg ex Kützing, 1844

Amphora is a major genus of marine and freshwater diatoms. With over 1000 species, it is one of the largest genera of diatoms.[1]


  1. ^ Parnell, John; Trevor R. Hodkinson (2007). Reconstructing the tree of life: taxonomy and systematics of species rich taxa. Boca Raton: CRC. ISBN 0-8493-9579-8. 

External links[edit]

  • Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "'Amphora'". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.