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Stephanopyxis palmeriana chain

A robust cell with an average valve diameter of 71µ to 92µ. Average total volume is 5.4x10 cubic microns. Found in temperate warm waters. Appears in mid-bay areas when salinity and water temperature are high at the end of the summer. This chain was collected in a plankton net tow in the Patuxent River in October 2002.