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Encyonopsis subminuta

Encyonopsis subminuta

Krammer & Reichardt
Krammer, K. and Lange-Bertalot, H. (1991). Baccilariophyceae: Bacillariaceae, Epithemiaceae, Surirellaceae. in: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa (H. Ettl, J. Gerloff, H. Heynig & D. Mollenhauer, eds), 2(2), pp. 96; 338-339 [t.144:1]; 350-351 [t.150:19-21]
Encyonopsis subminuta Krammer & Reich. 1997
Valve is weakly symmetrical dorsi-ventrally, lanceolate with weakly convex dorsal and ventral margins and narrowly capitate or rounded ends that may or may not have dorsal or ventral constriction; axial area is narrow and linear, central area is missing; raphe is filiform, with proximal ends pointing dorsally, and distal ends ventrally recurved; dorsal and ventral striae are radial throughout, evenly spaced on both sides of the raphe, and as far apart in the middle as at the poles; length is 10-25µm, breadth is 3.4-4.5µm (maximum length-to-width ratio is 5.6:1); striae count is 23-26 in 10µm (36-45 punctae in 10µm)
specimens recorded have slightly larger length and breadth values than as described
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