Lange-Bertalot and Schiller in Schiller and Lange-Bertalot 1997      Category: Symmetrical biraphid
TYPE SPECIES: Eolimna martinii Schiller and Lange-Bertalot




CLASS: Bacillariophyceae
  ORDER: Naviculales

  1. Cells small
  2. Sternum present, central

The cells of Eolimna are small, generally less than 20 ┬Ám in length. A narrow central sternum is present, and the raphe is straight. Valves lack apical pore fields. SEM features show areolae are positioned medially within the frustule wall and are covered internally by hymens.

Eolimna includes the former Navicula minima and N. adnata.

Cite This Page:
Spaulding, S., and Edlund, M. (2008). Eolimna. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved February 20, 2018, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/genus/Eolimna

Contributor: Sarah Spaulding | Mark Edlund - December 2008
Reviewer: Sam Rushforth - May 2010