Nitzschia liebethruthii

Rabenhorst 1864      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia liebethruthii Rabenhorst 1864

Nitzschia kurzeana


Nitzschia linearis

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 9-21 µm
Width Range: 3.0-6.0 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 24-26


The valves are linear lanceolate, with margins more or less parallel, although some specimens may be incised slightly at mid-valve. The apices are attenuated, but not protracted, and are narrowly rounded. A central gap in the fibulae, or central nodule, is present. The fibulae are distinct, with a density of 12-14 in 10 µm. The striae are distinctly punctate.

Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia liebethruthii
Author: Rabenhorst 1864
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm: 20

Original Description

Fibulae density: 10/10 µm.

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia liebethruthii. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved September 30, 2016, from

Species: Nitzschia liebethruthii

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Kalina Manoylov


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.G. (1864). Flora Europaea Algarum aquae dulcis et submarinae. Sectio I. Algas diatomaceas complectens, cum figuris generum omnium xylographice impressis. Eduardum Kummerum, Lipsiae 359 pp.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia liebethruthii CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48156

Autecology Discussion