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Coscinodiscus wailesii
VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2022). Coscinodiscus wailesii. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Oostende. Diff. pag. pp.
Part of: Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria = Non-indigenous species from the Belgian part of the North Sea and estuaria. VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (VLIZ): Ostend. , more
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VLIZ Alien Species Consortium (2020). Coscinodiscus wailesii, in: Verleye, T. et al. Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en aanpalende estuaria. VLIZ Special Publication, 86: pp. 63-68, more

Keyword
    Coscinodiscus wailesii Gran & Angst, 1931 [WoRMS]

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  • Niet-inheemse soorten in het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee en omliggende estuaria, more

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  • VLIZ Alien Species Consortium, more

Abstract
    The marine diatom Coscinodiscus wailesii is native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is thought to have arrived in Europe by transport with young Japanese oysters. Alternatively, it might have been transported with the ballast water of cargo ships. This diatom belongs to the phytoplankton, which implies that these organisms spread locally with the prevailing sea currents. In the late 1970s, the species was observed for the first time in Belgium. Today, it is a common planktonic alga in our coastal waters and is present throughout the year.

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