Chaetoceros coarctatus

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Chaetoceros coarctatus
Scientific classification edit
Clade: SAR
Phylum: Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: incertae sedis
Family: Chaetocerotaceae
Genus: Chaetoceros
C. coarctatus
Binomial name
Chaetoceros coarctatus
Lauder, 1864

Chaetoceros coarctatus is a marine, unicellular species of planktonic diatom in the genus Chaetoceros, first described by Lauder in 1864. Like many diatoms, it is preyed upon by ctenophores.[1][2][3]


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  2. ^ "Chaetoceros coarctatus Lauder, 1864 - Ocean Biogeographic Information System". Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  3. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Chaetoceros coarctatus Lauder, 1864". Retrieved 2020-09-25.