Ehrenberg ex Kützing 1844 Category: Surirelloid
TYPE SPECIES: Camplyodiscus clypeus Ehrenberg ex Kützing
Frustules of Campylodiscus possess a complicated three-dimensional structure which is often termed a distinctive "saddle shape". Like the other genera within the family Surirellaceae, the raphe system is raised onto a keel and positioned along the entire valve margin. Cells possess a single chloroplast, with two lobed margins.
Cells grow singly in epipelic habitats of freshwaters, brackish waters and marine waters.
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Spaulding, S., and Edlund, M. (2009). Campylodiscus. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved May 21, 2013, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/genus/Campylodiscus
Reviewer: Sam Rushforth