Chaetoceros diadema

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Chaetoceros diadema
Chaetoceros diadema spores.jpg
Chaetoceros diadema
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
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, diadem - like spores (see species image). 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.

Further reading[edit]

Jakobsen, Rasmus; Hansen, Per Juel; Daugbjerg, Niels; Andersen, Nikolaj Gedsted (June 2012). "The fish-killing dictyochophyte Pseudochattonella farcimen: Adaptations leading to bloom formation during early spring in Scandinavian waters". Harmful Algae. 18: 85–95. doi:10.1016/j.hal.2012.04.008. 

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