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Taxon Details

Phaeaster Scherffel 1927

  • Taxonomic Rank: Genus
  • Taxonomic Status: Accepted

EA Chrysophyte Information

  • Whitton Code: 09370000
  • Shape: Flagellated, naked cells spherical to ovate or flattened. Chloroplast single, star-shaped
  • Ecology: In fresh waters
  • Life forms: Planktonic; Solitary cells or forming small colonies
  • Distribution: UK, Europe, Western palearctic
  • Measure: Organism-Diameter: Miniumum 3 Micrometre Maximum 10 Micrometre
  • Measure: Organism-Width: Miniumum 5 Micrometre Maximum 9 Micrometre
  • Measure: Organism-Length: Miniumum 7 Micrometre Maximum 12 Micrometre