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Species: Entomoneis paludosa| Diatom

Order: Surirellales

Family: Entomoneidaceae

Description: Valves each have a bilobed keel, often twisted and not all in focus at one time. Several girdle bands are present and form a crossing, sigmoid pattern that is most evident in small specimens.

Cell Size: Length 40-85um, Width 20-30um

Distribution: Found in both freshwater and marine environments, including muddy streams. Common throughout the US.

Synonym: Amphiprora paludosa

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