Thalassiosira symmetrica

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Thalassiosira symmetrica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Coscinodiscophyceae
Order: Thalassiosirales
Family: Thalassiosiraceae
Genus: Thalassiosira
Species: T. symmetrica
Binomial name
Thalassiosira symmetrica
G.A.Fryxell & Hasle

Thalassiosira symmetrica is a species of marine centric diatom. It differs with T. eccentrica in the value processes and distribution patterns. The latter species is more abundant in inshore waters, while T. symmetrica has been found in oceanic waters.[1]


  1. ^ Fryxell, Greta A.; Hasle, Grethe R. (1972). "THALASSIOSIRA ECCENTRICA (EHRENB.) CLEVE, T. SYMMETRICA SP. NOV., AND SOME RELATED CENTRIC DIATOMS". Journal of Phycology 8 (4): 297–317. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.1972.tb04044.x. ISSN 0022-3646. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hasle, Grethe R., et al. Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, 1996.
  • Tomas, Carmelo R., ed. Identifying marine phytoplankton. Access Online via Elsevier, 1997.
  • Villareal, T. A.; Fryxell, G. A. (1983). "Temperature effects on the valve structure of the bipolar diatoms Thalassiosira antarctica and Porosira glacialis". Polar Biology 2 (3): 163–169. doi:10.1007/BF00448966. ISSN 0722-4060. 

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