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Table 1 Diatom taxa for which average abundance in sampling sites exceeded 1.0%. Mean and range of the species’ relative abundance (%) and the percentage of sampling sites are also shown

From: Distribution patterns of epilithic diatoms along climatic, spatial and physicochemical variables in the Baltic Sea

  Abundance (%) Sampling sites (%)
Diatoma tenuis Agardh 15.1 (0–56.7) 97.3
Nitzschia frustulum (Kützing) Grunow 9.7 (0–74.0) 72.9
Fragilariforma virescens var. subsalina Grunow 8.7 (0–49.3) 94.6
Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Grunow 5.0 (0–64.0) 86.5
Rhoicosphenia abbreviata (Agardh) Lange-Bertalot 4.5 (0–34.0) 83.8
Fragilaria capucina Desmazières 4.5 (0–21.7) 91.9
Nitzschia liebetruthii Rabenhorst 4.0 (0–53.3) 45.9
Staurosirella pinnata (Ehrenberg) D.M.Williams & Round 3.7 (0–29.7) 75.7
Fragilaria construens (Ehrenberg) Grunow 3.3 (0–22.3) 73.0
Achnanthes oblongella Oestrup 2.8 (0–13.7) 91.9
Fragilaria fasciculata (Agardh) Lange-Bertalot 2.4 (0–23.3) 56.8
Nitzschia perminuta (Grunow) Peragallo 2.3 (0–11.3) 51.4
Achnantheiopsis delicatula (Kützing) Lange-Bertalot 2.3 (0–10.3) 86.5
Epithemia sorex Kützing 2.2 (0–52.3) 43.2
Nitzschia inconspicua Grunow 2.1 (0–13.7) 62.2
Navicula gregaria Donkin 1.6 (0–5.7) 89.2
Cocconeis placentula var. placentula Ehrenberg 1.4 (0–6.0) 83.8
Navicula incertata Lange-Bertalot 1.4 (0–8.7) 32.4
Navicula margalithii Lange-Bertalot 1.1 (0–9.3) 43.2
Halamphora coffeiformis (Agardh) Levkov 1.1 (0–5.3) 70.3
Nitzschia fonticola (Grunow) Grunow 1.0 (0–15.0) 32.4