(Cholnoky) Cholnoky 1956 Category: Monoraphid
BASIONYM: Achnanthes kraeuselii Cholnoky 1954
REPORTED AS: Achnanthes subhudsonis (Hustedt 1921, p. 144; fig. 9-12 ) | Achnanthidium subhudsonis ((Hustedt) Kobayasi in Kobayasi et al. 2006, p. 13, 129 )
GENUS CONSIDERED: Achnanthidium
Valves are narrow and lanceolate. The raphe valve has a lanceolate axial area becoming narrow at the apices. The raphe is expanded near the valve center and the external proximal raphe ends have expanded pores. Internally, the proximal raphe ends are slighly deflected to the opposite side from the terminal fissures. The terminal raphe fissures are deflected to the same side and extend over the valve mantle. Striae are radiate and more broadly spaced at the central valve than near the ends. The rapheless valve is flexed about the apical axis. The rapheless valve also has a more narrow lanceolate axial area than the raphe valve. The axial area of the rapheless valve is asymmetrically bent near the apices in many specimens. Striae are slightly radiate on the rapheless valve. The striae are composed of poroid areolae. The external and internal openings of the areolae are circular, or nearly so.
Note that Hustedt (1921) described the species, A. subhudsonis from tropical regions. This taxon is reported as having a higher stria density and parallel striae (as compared to radiate striae)(Simonsen 1987) than the specimens illustrated here. Cholnoky (1954) described A. kraeuselli and later included it as a variety, A. subhudsonis var. kraeuselii, the name we adopt here. We expect that future work with resolve the differences, if there are differences, between the nominate and other varieties. We also expect that this taxon will soon be included in a new genus; it is clearly not aligned with either Achnanthes as it was originally described (Cholnoky 1954), or Achnanthidium as it was later transferred (Kobayashi et al. 2006).
Basionym: Achnanthes kraeuselii
Author: Cholnoky 1954
Length Range: 12-25 µm
Width Range: 4-6 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 16-18
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Spaulding, S., and Potapova, M. (2014). Achnanthes subhudsonis. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved March 25, 2017, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/achanthes_subhudsonis_var._kraeuselii
Species: Achnanthes subhudsonis
Reviewer: Pat Kociolek
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Achnanthes subhudsonis var. kraeuselii was described from moss and aerophilic habitats in of South Africa (Cholnoky 1954). This tropical species is considered to be an invasive species to Europe (Hofmann et al. 2011). It is not clear if this species is also a new arrival to North America.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) western Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) study was completed during the years 2000-2004 (see citations at bottom of this page). Over 1200 streams and rivers in 12 western states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) were selected for sampling based on a stratified randomized design. This type of design insures that ecological resources are sampled in proportion to their actual geographical presence. Stratified randomized design also allows for estimates of stream length with a known confidence in several “condition classes” (good or least-disturbed, intermediately-disturbed, and poor or most-disturbed) for biotic condition, chemistry and habitat.
Results are published in:
Johnson, T., Hermann, K., Spaulding, S., Beyea, B., Theel, C., Sada, R., Bollman, W., Bowman, J., Larsen, A., Vining, K., Ostermiller, J., Petersen, D. Hargett, E. and Zumberge, J. (2009). An ecological assessment of USEPA Region 8 streams and rivers. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Report, 178 p.
Stoddard, J. L., Peck, D. V., Olsen, A. R., Larsen, D. P., Van Sickle, J., Hawkins, C. P., Hughes, R. M., Whittier, T. R., Lomnicky, G. A., Herlihy, A. T., Kaufman, P. R., Peterson, S. A., Ringold, P. L., Paulsen, S. G., and Blair, R. (2005). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) western streams and rivers statistical summary. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report 620/R-05/006, 1,762 p.
Stoddard, J. L., Peck, D. V., Paulsen, S. G., Van Sickle, J., Hawkins, C. P., Herlihy, A. T., Hughes, R. M., Kaufman, P. R., Larsen, D. P., Lomnicky, G. A., Olsen, A. R., Peterson, S. A., Ringold, P. L., and Whittier, T. R. (2005). An ecological assessment of western streams and rivers. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report 620/R-05/005, 49 p.