Denticula creticola

(Østrup) Lange-Bert. and Krammer      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia creticola Østrup 1910

Decussata placenta


Denticula subtilis

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Ian Bishop | Nina Desianti - March 2016
Length Range: 9-11 µm
Width Range: 2.5-2.8 µm
Striae in 10 µm: > 40


Valves are small and linear, with rounded ends. The keel is positioned at the valve margin. Striae are too dense to be visible in LM. Costae are mostly parallel, but become curved at the apices, measuring 12 in 10 µm.

Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia creticola
Author: Østrup 1910
Length Range: 11 µm
Width Range: 2.7 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 10

Original Description

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Cite This Page:
Bishop, I., and Desianti, N. (2016). Denticula creticola. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved April 25, 2018, from

Species: Denticula creticola

Contributor: Ian Bishop | Nina Desianti

Reviewer: Marina Potapova


Hamsher, S.E., Graeff, C.L., Stepanek, J.G. and Kociolek, J.P. (2014). Frustular morphology and polyphyly in freshwater Denticula (Bacillariophyceae) species, and the description of Tetralunata gen. nov. (Epithemiaceae, Rhopalodiales). Plant Ecology and Evolution 147 (3): 346–365. 10.5091/plecevo.2014.990

Johansen, J.R., La Cognata, S. and Kociolek, J.P. (1994). Examination of type material of Denticula rainierensis Sovereign. In: J.P Kociolek, ed., Proceedings of the 11th International Diatom Symposium. Vol. 17, pp. 211-219.

Lange-Bertalot, H. and Krammer, K. (1993). Observations on Simonsenia and some small species of Denticula and Nitzschia. Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft 106: 121-131.

Østrup, E. (1910). Danske Diatoméer. C.A. Reitzels Boghandel, Kjøbenhavn. 323 pp., 5 pls.

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