Cleve ex Meister 1912 Category: Monoraphid
TYPE SPECIES: Eucocconeis flexella (Kützing) Meister
Eucconeis frustules are bent about the median transapical plane, including a twisted, sigmoid central sternum. As a member of the monoraphid group, the frustules are heterovalvar and differ in ornamentation between the raphe valve and rapheless valve.
Eucocconeis species occur commonly in the littoral zone of oligotrophic lakes, within epipelic, epipsammic, or epilithic habitats. Some species occur on wet walls.
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Spaulding, S., and Edlund, M. (2009). Eucocconeis. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved May 22, 2013, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/genus/Eucocconeis
Reviewer: Sam Rushforth