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**Epipellis oiketis** (Bacillariophyta) on harbor porpsoises from the North Sea Channel (Belgium)
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Abstract
Epipellis oiketis Holmes, an obligate epizoic diatom living on cetaceans, was found in skin samples of harbor porpoises from Belgian coastal waters. Previously this species was recorded exclusively from porpoises and from tooth and baleen whales in the northern Pacifi c. We present additional information on the morphology of this diatom and comment on its geographic distribution. Both host dispersal before geographic separation and interspecifi c transfer may explain its occurrence in the northern part of both oceans. Our observations further corroborate the suggestion that cetacean diatom species probably are more widespread than documented so far.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Polish botanical journal. - Krakow
Publication
Krakow : 2010
ISSN
1641-8190
Volume/pages
55:1(2010), p. 175-182
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 11.07.2014
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