the itis logo The report logo for the ITIS data page
Go to Print Version

Chaetoceros  Ehrenberg
Taxonomic Serial No.: 2758

(Download Help) Chaetoceros TSN 2758

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Chromista  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
                ClassBacillariophyceae Haeckel – diatoms, diatomées  
                   SubclassCoscinodiscophycidae Round and Crawford  
                      OrderChaetocerotales Round and Crawford  
                         FamilyChaetocerotaceae Ralfs in Pritchard, 1861  
                            GenusChaetoceros Ehrenberg  
    Direct Children:  
                               Species Chaetoceros approximatus   
                               Species Chaetoceros armatum   
                               Species Chaetoceros bacteriastroides Karsten  
                               Species Chaetoceros brevis   
                               Species Chaetoceros bulbosum (Ehrenberg) Heiden in Heiden and Kolbe  
                               Species Chaetoceros chunii Karsten, 1905  
                               Species Chaetoceros convexicorne   
                               Species Chaetoceros crinitus   
                               Species Chaetoceros crucifer   
                               Species Chaetoceros delicatulus   
                               Species Chaetoceros denticulata Lauder, 1864  
                               Species Chaetoceros difficilis   
                               Species Chaetoceros distans   
                               Species Chaetoceros elmorei Boyer  
                               Species Chaetoceros exospermum   
                               Species Chaetoceros filiformis   
                               Species Chaetoceros fragilis   
                               Species Chaetoceros frichei Hustedt  
                               Species Chaetoceros fusus Schütt, 1895  
                               Species Chaetoceros glandazi   
                               Species Chaetoceros gracilis   
                               Species Chaetoceros hispidum (Ehrenberg) Brightwell  
                               Species Chaetoceros imbricatum   
                               Species Chaetoceros indicum Karsten  
                               Species Chaetoceros ingolfianum   
                               Species Chaetoceros laevis   
                               Species Chaetoceros muelleri Lemm.  
                               Species Chaetoceros nipponica Ikari  
                               Species Chaetoceros orientalis   
                               Species Chaetoceros pacificum Ikari  
                               Species Chaetoceros pandulus   
                               Species Chaetoceros paradoxus Cleve  
                               Species Chaetoceros pelagicus   
                               Species Chaetoceros pendulus   
                               Species Chaetoceros perpusillus   
                               Species Chaetoceros pseudocrinitus   
                               Species Chaetoceros pseudodichaeta Ikari, 1926  
                               Species Chaetoceros rigidus   
                               Species Chaetoceros salsugineum Takano, 1983  
                               Species Chaetoceros saltans   
                               Species Chaetoceros secundus   
                               Species Chaetoceros septentrionalis   
                               Species Chaetoceros setoensis Ikari  
                               Species Chaetoceros seychellarum Karsten  
                               Species Chaetoceros siamense Ostenf.  
                               Species Chaetoceros subsecundus   
                               Species Chaetoceros tetrachaeta Ehrenberg, 1844  
                               Species Chaetoceros vanheurckii   
                               Species Chaetoceros vistulae   
                               Species Chaetoceros vixvisibilis   
                               Species Chaetoceros willei   
                               Subgenus Chaetoceros (Hyalochaetae) Gran, 1897  
                               Subgenus Chaetoceros (Phaeoceros) Gran  

  Expert: J. Patrick Kociolek  
  Notes: Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences   
  Reference for: Chaetoceros    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Chaetoceros   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Fourtanier, Elisabeth, and J. Patrick Kociolek  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalogue of the Diatom Genera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Diatom Research, vol. 14, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-190   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 2159-8347   
  Notes: DOI: 10.1080/0269249X.1999.9705462   
  Reference for: Chaetoceros   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hasle, Grethe R., and Erik E. Syvertsen / Carmelo R. Tomas, ed.  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 2: Marine Diatoms   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton   
  Page(s): 5-385   
  Publisher: Academic Press   
  Publication Place: San Diego, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-12-693018-X   
  Notes: Although published as part of an earlier work ("Identifying Marine Diatoms and Dinoflagellates," 1996), the 1997 compilation was used here. The editor's forword notes that "All nomenclatural novelties were validated in the original publications"   
  Reference for: Chaetoceros   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Round, F. E., R. M. Crawford, and D. G. Mann  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Diatoms: Biology and Morphology of the Genera   
  Page(s): 747   
  Publisher: Cambridge University Press   
  Publication Place: Cambridge, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-521-36318-7   
  Reference for: Chaetoceros   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division:    






 other off-site resources

Additional off-site resources may be available for this taxon. ITIS will build search links for all of the following that return results:

  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal
  • BioOne Journals
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Entrez Life Sciences Search
  • Google Images
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora Search
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) Search
  • Threatened and Endangered Species (TESS) Search
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Search
  • Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Search
  • USDA PLANTS Database Search
  • NatureServe Explorer Search

Please be patient. The time it takes to return results depends on the speed of the individual sites and may take several minutes.


A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN
In:  Kingdom    

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar