Nitzschia exilis

Sovereign 1958      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia exilis Sovereign 1958

Nitzschia dissipata subsp. oligotraphenta

 

Nitzschia filiformis

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.



Observations

Contributor: Pat Kociolek - February 2011
Length Range: 24-64 µm
Width Range: 2-3 µm
Striae in 10 µm: Not visible in the light microscope

Description

Valves are delicate, narrowly lanceolate with rostrate and subcapitate apices. Keel strongly excentric, fibulae 15-17 in 10 µm and of differing sizes. The striae are not resolvable in the light microscope.

This specimen is easily overlooked in sample due to their delicate nature. Found in low numbers throughout the Pacific Northwest.



Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia exilis
Author: Sovereign 1958
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images


Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia exilis. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved August 28, 2014, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/nitzschia_exilis

Species: Nitzschia exilis

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Marina Potapova

Citations

Sovereign, H.E. (1958). The diatoms of Crater Lake, Oregon. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 77(2):96-134.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia exilis CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

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Autecology Discussion