Nitzschia balcanica

Hust. 1945      Category: Nitzschioid

REPORTED AS: Nitzschia capitellata (Krammer and Lange-Bertalot 1988, Taf. 62, Fig. 2-6, 7-12) 

Nitzschia angustata


Nitzschia biacrula

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - February 2011
Length Range: 23-63 µm
Width Range: 4.0-5.0 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 38-40


The valves are lanceolate, constricted slightly in the center and tapering towards the ends to form rounded apices. The fibulae are of varying sizes, numbering 12-16 in 10 µm. A central nodule is present. The striae are faint.

Original Description

Author: Hust. 1945
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia balcanica. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved April 21, 2018, from

Species: Nitzschia balcanica

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Loren Bahls


Hustedt, F. (1945). Diatomeen aus Seen und Quellgebieten der Balkan-Halbinsel. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 40(4):867-973.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia balcanica CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)


Autecology Discussion