Gomphonema coronatum

Ehrenberg 1840      Category: Asymmetrical biraphid
BASIONYM: Gomphonema coronatum Ehrenberg 1840
SYNONYM(S): Gomphonema  acuminatum var. coronatum  (Ehrenberg) Rabenhorst 1864 

Gomphonema consector


Gomphonema distans

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 40 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 34-108 µm
Width Range: 8-13 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 8-12, approaching 15/10 µm at the footpole


Valves are acuminate-apiculate. A small, acute to blunt protracted headpole is present, while the footpole is rounded. The broadest portion of the valve is near the headpole and/or the central portion of the valve. This feature appears to be population-dependent. Initial valves lack the acuminate structure and appear rounded at the poles and tumid in the middle. The axial area is straight, forming a transverse central area. The striae about the central area are more separate from one another. On one side of the central area there is a shortened stria, on the opposite side the central stria terminates at the stigma. The raphe is lateral and undulate. The punctate striae are radiate about the center, becoming parallel toward the poles returning to radiate at the headpole and strongly radiate towards the footpole.

Original Description

Basionym: Gomphonema coronatum
Author: Ehrenberg 1840
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Gomphonema coronatum . In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved August 29, 2016, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/gomphonema_coronatum

Species: Gomphonema coronatum

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Rex Lowe


Reichardt, E. (1999). Zur Revision der Gattung Gomphonema: Die Arten um G. affine/insigne, G. angustatum/micropus, G. acuminatum sowie gomphonemoide Diatomeen aus dem Oberoligozän in Böhmen. Annotated Diatom Micrographs. Edited by Horst Lange-Bertalot. Iconographia Diatomologica, Volume 8, A.R.G. Gantner.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Gomphonema coronatum CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)


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