Nitzschia filiformis

(W. Smith) Schütt 1896      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Homoecladia filiformis W. Smith 1856

Nitzschia exilis

 

Nitzschia fonticola

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 40 pixels.



Observations

Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 27-150 µm
Width Range: 4.0-5.0 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 29-34

Description

The valves are linear to linear-lanceolate, with apices acutely rounded. The raphe keel is not positioned on the margin, but slightly off the margin. Fibulae are distinct, irregular in size, and relatively broad and with a density of 7-9 in 10 µm. A prominent central nodule is present. Striae are indistinctly punctate and fine, but visible under LM.



Original Description

Basionym: Homoecladia filiformis
Author: W. Smith 1856
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images


Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia filiformis. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved December 06, 2016, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/nitzschia_filiformis

Species: Nitzschia filiformis

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Loren Bahls

Citations

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.

Smith, W. (1853). Synopsis of British Diatomaceae. John Van Voorst, London 1853. 89 pp., pls 1-31.

Van Heurck, H. (1896). A Treatise on the Diatomaceae. Translated by W.E. Baxter. William Wesley & Son, London. 558 pp., 35 pls.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia filiformis CAS

NCBI Genbank Taxonomy

Nitzschia filiformis NCBI

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48145

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 filiformis


EMAP Response Plots

Nitzschia filiformis


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.