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Rhizosolenia pungens

This is primarily a brackish water Rhizosolenia. It is similar to R. setigera. R. pungens is slightly smaller in diameter at 8-14µ in diameter compared to R. setigera which averages 4-25µ. (Tomas) This sample came from a Rhizosolenia bloom near the mouth of the Potomac River in early March 2002.

Diatoms II