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Tabellaria

Tabellaria forms zig-zag chains.

Genus: Tabellaria

Diatom

Tabellaria forms zig-zag chains. Tabellaria cells have prominent parallel septa running the long way through the cell (looks like lines or strips on the cell). Different species have long and skinny cells or cells that are more square-like. The more squarish Tabellaria can get confused with Diatoma, but Diatoma lacks the septa. Tabellaria is found in the plankton.