Odontella longicruris
By: V. Sed

General Description

Odontella longicruris is a photosynthetic diatom commonly found in warm to temperate neritic regions. Cells are yellow-brown in color and can be found in joined chains or singular. At the end of each cell is a set of horns which can link cells together. Other than producing oxygen phytoplankton such as O. longicruris are an important part of the marine food web. They feed other microscopic organisms as well as small grazing fish. Due to containing omega-3, O. longicruris is industrially cultured for human consumption.Odontella stipple



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