Nitzschia paleacea

Grunow in Van Heurck 1881      Category: Nitzschioid
BASIONYM: Nitzschia paleacea Grunow in Van Heurck 1881

Nitzschia palea var. tenuirostris

 

Nitzschia perminuta

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.



Observations

Contributor: Pat Kociolek - September 2011
Length Range: 15-50 µm
Width Range: 1.5-4.0 µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Description

The valves are narrowly linear-lanceolate and taper gradually to very narrow, rounded ends. The fibulae are evident but short, with a density of 14-18 in 10 µm. A distinct central nodule is present. The striae are not visible in the light microscope.



Original Description

Basionym: Nitzschia paleacea
Author: Grunow in Van Heurck 1881
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images


Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Nitzschia paleacea. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved December 08, 2016, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/nitzschia_paleacea

Species: Nitzschia paleacea

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.

Van Heurck, H. (1881). Synopsis des Diatomées de Belgique. Atlas. Ducaju & Cie., Anvers. pls 31-77.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Nitzschia paleacea CAS

NCBI Genbank Taxonomy

Nitzschia paleacea NCBI

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 48165

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 paleacea


EMAP Response Plots

Nitzschia paleacea


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.