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Stauroneis kishinena

L.L.Bahls 2010      Category: Symmetrical biraphid

Stauroneis kingstonii


Stauroneis kootenai

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 20 pixels.


Contributor: Loren Bahls - November 2011
Length Range: 122-182 µm
Width Range: 26-33 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 11-12


Valves are broadly lanceolate with rounded apices. A prominent pseudoseptum is present at each apex. The axial area is broad, about three times the width of the raphe, and becomes wider near the central area. The central area is a nearly rectangular stauros, expanding slightly near the valve margins. External raphe fissures are lateral, becoming reverse lateral and strongly curved near the large, proximal pores. Striae are radiate throughout and extend onto the valve mantles. Areolae are round, coarse and number 12-16 in 10 µm. Cells are commonly joined, face-to-face, in colonies.

Original Description

Author: L.L.Bahls 2010
Length Range: 122-182 µm
Width Range: 26-33 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 11-12

Original Description

Frustules commonly found adherent face-to-face in short chains; intercalary bands evident in girdle view. Valves broadly lanceolate with rounded ends that appear subtly protracted only in very large specimens. Length 122-182 µm, width 26-33 µm. A prominent pseudoseptum is present at each end. Axial area broad, expanding in deltoid fashion into the central area. Central area a nearly rectangular fascia, widening slightly near valve margins. Raphe fissures lateral, becoming reverse lateral and strongly hooked near the large central pores. Distal raphe fissures hooked toward the secondary side. Striae radiate throughout, continuing over onto the valve mantles, 11-12 in 10 µm. Striae puncta 12-16 in 10 µm. For measurements, n = 30 valves.

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Bahls, L. (2011). Stauroneis kishinena. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved May 22, 2018, from

Species: Stauroneis kishinena

Contributor: Loren Bahls

Reviewer: Mark Edlund


Bahls, L. (2010). Stauroneis in the Northern Rockies: 50 species of Stauroneis sensu stricto from western Montana, northern Idaho, northeastern Washington and southwestern Alberta, including 16 species described as new. Northwest Diatoms, Volume 4. The Montana Diatom Collection, Helena, 172 pp.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Stauroneis kishinena CAS

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)


Autecology Discussion

Stauroneis kishinena is known only from the type locality, Starvation Ridge Pond in Glacier National Park, which it shares with S. americana and S. finlandia. Water quality measurements were not taken at this site.


Starvation Ridge Pond, Glacier National Park, Montana: type locality of Stauroneis kishinena.

Credit/Source: Billy Schweiger, National Park Service