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Genus: Hemiaulus | Diatom

Order: Hemiaulales

Family: Hemiaulaceae


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Description: Cells form chains, sometimes curved or twisted. Valves are elliptical with long and sometimes claw-like elevations (connecting horns).

Cell Size: Width (apical axis) 15-35um

Distribution: Oceanic to neritic, temperate to warm water

IFCB images


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