Nitzschia communis

Rabenhorst 1860      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia communis Rabenhorst 1860

Nitzschia columbiana

 

Nitzschia desertorum

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.



Observations

Contributor: Pat Kociolek - March 2011
Length Range: 25-40 µm
Width Range: 3-4 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 32-38

Description

Valves are linear with rounded apices. Fibula are relatively large and distinct, about 10-13 in 10 µm. Striae are resolved in the light microscope but very fine. Individual areolae within striae are not visible.



Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia communis
Author: Rabenhorst 1860
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images


Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia communis. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved December 03, 2016, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/nitzschia_communis

Species: Nitzschia communis

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Rex Lowe

Citations

Hustedt, F. (1930). Die Kieselalgen Deutschlands, Osterreichs und der Schweiz mit Berucksichtigung der ubrigen Lander Europas sowie der angrenzenden Meersgebiete. In: Dr. L. Rabenhorst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz. Leipzig, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Geest und Portig K.-G. Vol. 7, Part 3, pp. 557-816.

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.

Rabenhorst, L. (1860). Die Algen Sachsens resp. Mittel-Europa’s. Decas 95-96. no. 943-953 etc. .

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia communis CAS

NCBI Genbank Taxonomy

Nitzschia communis NCBI

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48198

Autecology Discussion

EMAP Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) western Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) study was completed during the years 2000-2004 (see citations at bottom of this page). Over 1200 streams and rivers in 12 western states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) were selected for sampling based on a stratified randomized design. This type of design insures that ecological resources are sampled in proportion to their actual geographical presence. Stratified randomized design also allows for estimates of stream length with a known confidence in several “condition classes” (good or least-disturbed, intermediately-disturbed, and poor or most-disturbed) for biotic condition, chemistry and habitat.


EMAP Distribution

Nitzschia communis


EMAP Response Plots

Nitzschia communis


EMAP citations

Results are published in:

Johnson, T., Hermann, K., Spaulding, S., Beyea, B., Theel, C., Sada, R., Bollman, W., Bowman, J., Larsen, A., Vining, K., Ostermiller, J., Petersen, D. Hargett, E. and Zumberge, J. (2009). An ecological assessment of USEPA Region 8 streams and rivers. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Report, 178 p.

Stoddard, J. L., Peck, D. V., Olsen, A. R., Larsen, D. P., Van Sickle, J., Hawkins, C. P., Hughes, R. M., Whittier, T. R., Lomnicky, G. A., Herlihy, A. T., Kaufman, P. R., Peterson, S. A., Ringold, P. L., Paulsen, S. G., and Blair, R. (2005). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) western streams and rivers statistical summary. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report 620/R-05/006, 1,762 p.

Stoddard, J. L., Peck, D. V., Paulsen, S. G., Van Sickle, J., Hawkins, C. P., Herlihy, A. T., Hughes, R. M., Kaufman, P. R., Larsen, D. P., Lomnicky, G. A., Olsen, A. R., Peterson, S. A., Ringold, P. L., and Whittier, T. R. (2005). An ecological assessment of western streams and rivers. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Report 620/R-05/005, 49 p.