Volumen 46 - Número 1 - 2011

Nota científica


Primer registro para Chile de las diatomeas marinas Nitzschia amabilis, Nitzschia elegantula y Chaetoceros muelleri var. subsalsum

Patricio Rivera1 y Fabiola Cruces1

1Departamento de Botánica, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla 160-C, Concepción, Chile


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The marine small diatoms Nitzschia amabilis, Nitzschia elegantula and Chaetoceros muelleri var. subsalsum are reported for the first time from Chilean coastal waters. A short diagnosis is included for each taxon, and photomicrographs provide information about the main morphological characteristics.


Palabras clave: Morphology, taxonomy, distribution, new records