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Halamphora normanii

(Rabenh.) Levkov 2009      Category: Asymmetrical biraphid
BASIONYM: Amphora normanii Rabenh. 1864

Halamphora montana


Halamphora oligotraphenta

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Joshua Stepanek - February 2011
Length Range: 20-30 µm
Width Range: 4.3-5 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 18-20


Valves are semi-lanceolate with an arched dorsal margin. The ventral margin is straight to slightly convex. Valve apices are protracted, capitate, and ventrally curved. The raphe is located near the valve midline, and is straight to slightly arched with proximal raphe ends deflected sharply toward the dorsal margin. The axial area is narrow on the dorsal side and extends nearly to the valve margin on the ventral side. A fascia is present on the dorsal side, more or less round to elliptical, ‘open’ on the ventral side and separated from the dorsal margin by a row of short striae. A ventral fascia is absent. A siliceous thickening is present on the dorsal valve side of the central area. Dorsal striae are punctate, and parallel to slightly radiate. Ventral striae are composed of a single row of very short areolae running continuously along the ventral margin. The Ventral striae can be difficult to resolve in the LM if the valve is tilted.

Original Description

Basionym: Amphora normanii
Author: Rabenh. 1864
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Stepanek, J. (2011). Halamphora normanii . In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved May 26, 2018, from

Species: Halamphora normanii

Contributor: Joshua Stepanek

Reviewer: Rex Lowe


Levkov, Z. (2009). Amphora sensu lato. In Diatoms of Europe, Volume 5. (H. Lange-Bertalot, ed). A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G. 916pp.

Patrick, R.M. and Reimer, C.W. (1975). The Diatoms of the United States, exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii, V. 2. Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Halamphora normanii CAS

NCBI Genbank Taxonomy

Amphora normanii NCBI

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 7007

Autecology Discussion