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Navicula vulpina

Kütz. 1844      Category: Symmetrical biraphid

Navicula volcanica


Navicula walkeri

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 40 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - March 2011
Length Range: 85-110 µm
Width Range: 17-19 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 5-6 at the center, 6-8 at the ends


Valves are lanceolate, with apices are broadly rounded, but not protracted. The axial area is narrow and straight, widening to form a rounded to sometimes nearly rectangular central area. The raphe is straight and filiform, with external proximal raphe ends dilated slightly and rounded. Distal raphe ends are hook-like. Striae are distinctly lineate and radiate along most of the valve, becoming parallel to convergent at the apices.

Original Description

Author: Kütz. 1844
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Navicula vulpina. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved May 24, 2018, from

Species: Navicula vulpina

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Rex Lowe


Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. Nordhausen. 152 pp., 30 pls.

Patrick, R.M. and Reimer, C.W. (1966). The Diatoms of the United States exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii, V. 1. Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Navicula vulpina CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)


Autecology Discussion


- Correction to basionym

The basionym was incorrectly listed as Pinnularia peregrina Ehrenberg. It was corrected to N. vulpina Kützing and the INA and CAS links were also corrected. - S. Spaulding