Cyclotella michiganiana Skvortzow 1937

Diameter: 9


Collection 1229

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Skvortow, B.V. (1937) Diatoms from Lake Michigan. I. The American Midland Naturalist. vol. 18, no. 4, p. 652-658.

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  • Ecology

    Skvortzow (1937) described this taxon in Lake Michigan, but records of distribution from Europe (Krammer and Lange-Bertalot 1991) also exist. Stoermer and Ladewski (1976) found the taxon in highest abundance at temperatures above 16 C. Schelske et al. identified this species as an abundant member of summer phytoplankton assemblages in the upper Great Lakes, making it an important member of the native Lake Michigan phtoplankton flora (Stoermer and Yang 1969, 1970).

    Size ranges and morphology

    (Krammer and Lange-Bertalot 1991)
  • Diameter range for this species is 5 to 20.5 micrometers.
  • Costae range is 15-18 per 10 micrometers.