Rhopalodia musculus

(Kützing) O. Müller 1900      Category: Epithemioid
BASIONYM: Epithemia musculus Kützing 1844
SYNONYM(S): Cystopleura musculus (Kützing) Kuntze 1891 | Rhopalodia gibberula var. musculus (Kützing) Cleve-Euler 1952 

Rhopalodia gibberula


Rossithidium anastasiae

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 80 pixels.


Contributor: Pat Kociolek - March 2011
Length Range: 12-60 µm
Width Range: 10-16 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 14-18


Valves of this species are semi-elliptical, strongly convex along the dorsal margin, concave along the ventral margin, tapering to narrowly rounded ends. The raphe is located in the canal along the dorsal margin. There are distinct costae along the valve face that number 3-5 in 10 µm. Striae are in rows of 2-4 between the costae.

Original Description

Basionym: Epithemia musculus
Author: Kützing 1844
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images

Cite This Page:
Kociolek, P. (2011). Rhopalodia musculus. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved September 27, 2016, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/rhopalodia_musculus

Species: Rhopalodia musculus

Contributor: Pat Kociolek

Reviewer: Rex Lowe


Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Rhopalodia musculus CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 58006

Autecology Discussion