Gomphoneis pseudokunoi

Tuji 2005      Category: Asymmetrical biraphid
BASIONYM: Gomphoneis pseudokunoi Tuji 2005

Gomphoneis olivaceum


Gomphoneis septa

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - January 2011
Length Range: 11-30 µm
Width Range: 4-7 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 13-15


Valves are clavate, with a broadly rounded headpole and narrow footpole. The axial area is very narrow, straight, broadening at the center to form an irregularly rectangular central area. Four isolated stigmoids are present in the central area. The raphe is straight, filiform. Striae appear costate, without resolvable puncta. Apical pore fields appear as condensed striae.

Distribution: Widely distributed in northern sections of North America, usually in circum-neutral to alkaline environments.

Original Description

Basionym: Gomphoneis pseudokunoi
Author: Tuji 2005
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

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

Species: Gomphoneis pseudokunoi

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Sam Rushforth


Hustedt, F. (1950). Die Diatomeenflora norddeutscher Seen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des holsteinischen Seengebiets V-VII. Seen in Mecklenburg, Lauenburg und Nordostdeutschland. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 43:329-458, Tafs 21-41.

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

Simonsen, R. (1987). Atlas and Catalogue of the Diatom Types of Friedrich Hustedt. J. Cramer, Berlin & Stuttgart 1: 525 pp.

Tuji, A. (2005). Taxonomy of the Gomphoneis tetrastigmata species complex. Bull. Natn. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, Ser. B, 31(3): 89-108.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)


Autecology Discussion