Cox 1988      Category: Symmetrical biraphid
TYPE SPECIES: Parlibellus delognei (Van Heurck) Cox




CLASS: Bacillariophyceae
  ORDER: Naviculales
    FAMILY: Berkeleyaceae

Valves are rhomboid or bluntly lanceolate. The central area is variable in shape, from a large fascia-like central area to small and oval. The raphe is straight, with curved distal fissures. Frustules possess numerous girdle bands. Two chloroplasts with deep lobes are present in living cells.

This genus includes primarily marine species, with few freshwater species. Some marine littoral species create mucilage tubes.

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Spaulding, S. (2012). Parlibellus. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved April 22, 2018, from

Contributor: Sarah Spaulding - July 2012