Nitzschia amphibia

Grunow 1862      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia amphibia Grunow 1862
SYNONYM(S): Homoeocladia amphibia (Grunow) Kuntze 1898 | Bacillaria amphibia (Grunow) Elmore in Barbour 1895 

Nitzschia alpina


Nitzschia angustata

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - March 2011
Length Range: 14-37 µm
Width Range: 4.0-4.5 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 14-18


Valves are linear to lanceolate. The valves taper to bluntly rounded apices. Fibulae are distinct and number 7-9 in 10 µm. The central nodule is evident. Striae are characteristically prominent and distinctly punctate, but not necessarily regularly spaced.

Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia amphibia
Author: Grunow 1862
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia amphibia. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved September 28, 2016, from

Species: Nitzschia amphibia

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Rex Lowe


Krammer, K. and Lange-Bertalot, H. (1988). Bacillariophyceae. 2. Teil: Bacillariaceae, Epithemiaceae, Surirellaceae. In: Ettl, H., J. Gerloff, H. Heynig and D. Mollenhauer (eds.) Susswasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Band 2/2. Gustav Fisher Verlag, Jena.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia amphibia CAS

NCBI Genbank Taxonomy

Nitzschia amphibia NCBI

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48004

Autecology Discussion