Overview

Brief Summary

Ecology

Large concentration of Coscinodiscus sp. breaking down and causing oil slicks on the surface were reported by Grontved (1952). Blooms of this species were also recorded off the Dutch coast in the mid 19th century (Ende, 1849) and more recently in 1972 (Gieskes, 1973). The decline of both these blooms was accompanied by a foul smell presumably due to decaying cell material, which was following oxygen depletion.
  • Reid, P.C.; Lancelot, C.; Gieskes, W.W.C.; Hagmeier, E.; Weichart, G. (1990). Phytoplankton of the North Sea and its dynamics: a review. Neth. J. Sea Res. 26(2-4): 295-331
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 8473 specimens in 41 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 3813 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 3300
  Temperature range (°C): -1.899 - 29.468
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.000 - 34.037
  Salinity (PPS): 17.940 - 36.252
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.139 - 9.192
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.046 - 2.358
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.754 - 116.089

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 3300

Temperature range (°C): -1.899 - 29.468

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.000 - 34.037

Salinity (PPS): 17.940 - 36.252

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.139 - 9.192

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.046 - 2.358

Silicate (umol/l): 0.754 - 116.089
 
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Associations

Known predators

Coscinodiscus (Synedra, Coscinodiscus, other diatoms) is prey of:
Simulium
Trichoptera
Limnophilus
Ephemeroptera
Baetis
Ephemera

Based on studies in:
England, River Cam (River)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • P. H. T. Hartley, Food and feeding relationships in a community of fresh-water fishes, J. Anim. Ecol. 17(1):1-14, from p. 12 (1948).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:23Public Records:2
Specimens with Sequences:16Public Species:2
Specimens with Barcodes:0Public BINs:0
Species:4         
Species With Barcodes:0         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Coscinodiscus

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