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Licmophora flabellata syn Exilaria flabellata

This cell was collected from a whole water sample taken at station 1A in the Rhode River in November 2002. Licmophora is not a common diatom in the river, but the high salinity this year has increased its number. The cells average 108u long by 15u at its widest point. The average total volume is 7290 cubic microns.