Bruder and Medlin 2008      Category: Symmetrical biraphid
TYPE SPECIES: Prestauroneis integra (W. Smith) Bruder




CLASS: Bacillariophyceae
  ORDER: Naviculales
    FAMILY: Naviculaceae

  1. Central striae radiate
  2. Pseudosepta present
  3. Striae uniseriate

Valves are lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptical, with subrostrate apices. Near the apices is an undulation in the valve margin. Pseudosepta are present at the apices. The striae are radial at the center of the valve, becoming nearly parallel at the apices. The striae are uniseriate and composed of small, round or elliptical poroids. At the center of the valve, striae are separated by thickened costae. The external proximal raphe ends are expanded, while the internal proximal raphe ends are simple and slightly curved. The distal raphe ends are deflected unilaterally. The cingulum is composed of several open, porous bands with one or two rows of small round poroids.

Prestauroneis includes the former Navicula integra W. Smith and the more recently described P. tumida Levkov and Williams 2011.

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Spaulding, S., and Metzeltin, D. (2013). Prestauroneis. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved December 20, 2014, from

Contributor: Sarah Spaulding | Ditmar Metzeltin - November 2013