: Coscinodiscus wailesii
: Gran & Angst, 1931
: 156632
Species Taxonomy
: Coscinodiscaceae
: Coscinodiscales
: Bacillariophyceae
: Ochrophyta
Species Data from AquaNIS
: Not entered
: Not entered
Phytoplankton (Adult)
Results of species assessment according to Target Species selection criteria
Known human health impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Known economic impact? Yes
Comments: Yes (potentially). Mucilage production can clog fishing gear (Bosh, 1977).
References: Boalch, G.T. and Harbour, D.S., 1977. Unusual diatom off the coast of south-west England and its effect on fishing. Nature, 269(5630), pp.687-688.
Known measurable environmental impact? No
Comments: Not available.
Included in the final TS list? - Yes
Comments: Assessed by the COMPLETE project experts (2021), included in target species list.