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Pleurosigma salinarum

Pleurosigma salinarum

Patrick, R. & Reimer, C. W. (1975). The Diatoms of the United States 2(1). Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. pp. 333-334; 352-353 [pl.27:2a-c]
Pleurosigma salinarum Grun. in Cl. & Grun. 1880; Pleurosigma pusillum Grun. in Cl. & Grun. 1880; Pleurosigma salinarum var. pusilla (Grun. in Cl. & Grun.) Cl. 1894
Ecological Preference:
Valve is slightly sigmoid, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate with rather strongly attenuated, narrow, obtuse ends (which may be sometimes set off from the valve body) and relatively flat surface; axial area and raphe slightly sigmoid, becoming slightly eccentric towards the ends; central area is small, elongate-elliptic or rhombic; transverse striae (22-25 in 10µm) are slightly coarser and somewhat more conspicuous than diagonal striae (which cross at an angle of 46-53°, 25-28 in 10µm); length is 70-130µm, breadth is 13-17µm
specimen recorded is larger than type described
  • Transect Project

  • Sample localities:
  • Taylor Slough (TS)