Gomphoneis eriense

(Grun.) Skv. in Skv. and Meyer 1928      Category: Asymmetrical biraphid
BASIONYM: Gomphonema eriense Grunow 1878

Gliwiczia calcar


Gomphoneis eriense var. angularis

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 40 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 25-67 µm
Width Range: 9.5-13.0 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 12-16


Larger valves are lanceolate-clavate, angular in outline, with only slightly protracted headpole and broadly rounded footpole. The axial area is narrow, broadening to form a small circular central area. The raphe is lateral and undulate. The striae are radiate, strongly so at the central portion of the valve. The striae are broad, biseriate, with individual areolae observable with oblique light in the light microscope. Longitudinal lines are distinct and positioned near the axial area. A single, distinct stigma is present in the central area.

Original Description

Basionym: Gomphonema eriense
Author: Grunow 1878
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Gomphoneis eriense. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved August 30, 2016, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/gomphoneis_eriense

Species: Gomphoneis eriense

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Marina Potapova


Grunow, A. (1878). Algen und Diatomaceen aus dem Kaspischen Meere. In: O. Schneider (ed.), Naturwissenschafte Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Kaukasusländer, auf Grund seiner Sammelbeute. Dresden, pp. 98-132, pls. 3-4.

Kociolek, J.P. and Stoermer, E.F. (1988). Taxonomy, ultrastructure and distribution of Gomphoneis herculeana, G. eriense and closely related species (Naviculales: Gomphonemataceae). Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil. 140: 24-97. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4064935

Skvortzow, B.W. and Meyer, C.I. (1928). A contribution to the diatoms of Baikal Lake. Proceedings of the Sungaree River Biological Station, 1(5): 1-55.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Gomphoneis eriense CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 36001

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