Stauroneis phoenicenteron

(Nitzsch) Ehrenberg 1843      Category: Symmetrical biraphid
BASIONYM: Bacillaria phoenicenteron Nitzsch 1817

Stauroneis pax

 

Stauroneis pikuni

LM scalebar = 10 µm = 20 pixels.



Observations

Contributor: Loren Bahls - November 2011
Length Range: 129-199 µm
Width Range: 26-35 µm
Striae in 10 µm: 15-18

Description

Valves are lanceolate with broadly rounded, non-protracted apices. The axial area is narrow, widening slightly near the central area. The stauros is rectangular, narrowing slightly toward the valve margins. Shortened striae may be present in the central area. The raphe is lateral with straight and somewhat inflated proximal ends. Striae are radiate throughout. Areolae number 13-17 in 10 µm.

Note that Patrick and Reimer (1966, plate 29, fig. 2) mistakenly illustrate the species Stauroneis baileyi, instead of S. phoenicenteron, in their volume.



Original Description

Basionym: Bacillaria phoenicenteron
Author: Nitzsch 1817
Length Range: µm
Striae in 10 µm:

Original Description

Original Images


Cite This Page:
Bahls, L. (2011). Stauroneis phoenicenteron. In Diatoms of the United States. Retrieved July 22, 2014, from http://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/taxa/species/stauroneis_phoenicenteron

Species: Stauroneis phoenicenteron

Contributor: Loren Bahls

Reviewer: Mark Edlund

Citations

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.

Ehrenberg, C.G. (1843). Verbreitung und Einfluß des mikroskopischen Lebens in Süd- und Nord-Amerika. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1841: 291-445, 4 Tafel.

Lange-Bertalot, H., Cavacini, P., Tagliaventi, N. and Alfinito, S. (2003). Diatoms of Sardinia: Rare and 76 new species in rock pools and other ephemeral waters. Iconographia Diatomologica 12, 438 pp.

Reichardt, E. (1995). Die Diatomeen (Bacillariophyceae) in Ehrenbergs Material von Cayenne, Guyana Gallica (1843). Volume 1, Iconographia Diatomologica (H. Lange-Bertalot, ed.). Koeltz Scientific Books, Konigstein.

Van de Vijver, B., Beyens, L. and Lange-Bertalot, H. (2004). The genus Stauroneis in Arctic and Antarctic Regions. Bibliotheca Diatomologica 50, 312 pp.

Links & ID's

Index Nominum Algarum (INA)

Original INA

California Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Stauroneis phoenicenteron CAS

NCBI Genbank Taxonomy

Stauroneis phoenicenteron NCBI

North American Diatom Ecological Database (NADED)

NADED ID: 62015

Autecology Discussion

In the Northern Rockies Stauroneis phoenicenteron is widely distributed in the benthos of lakes and ponds with circumneutral pH (mean pH = 7.1) and low specific conductance (mean SC = 34 µS/cm).

Images

Skinner Pond #2, Beaverhead County, Montana: Home of Stauroneis phoenicenteron.

Credit/Source: Loren Bahls

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

Stauroneis phoenicenteron


EMAP Response Plots

Stauroneis phoenicenteron


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.