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Genus: Licmophora | Diatom

Order: Licmophorales

Family: Licmophoraceae

Description: Epiphytic diatom, cells grow on a common stalk that is attached to rocks or algae. Often found in low numbers in shallow or turbid environments, both marine and freshwater. Distinct triangular or fan-shaped cells.

Cell Size: Length 20-60um

IFCB images



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