Coccineis Ceticola Photos, Coccineis ceticola

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Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale.  The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans, Coccineis ceticola, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California

Updated: July 18, 2018

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