Taxon Account

Luticola goeppertiana (Bleisch) D.G.Mann; 1990; 670

Bacillariophyceae: Bacillariophycidae: Naviculales: Diadesmidiaceae

Synonymy

Navicula mutica var. goeppertiana (Bleisch in Rabenhorst) Grunow in Van Heurck 1880
Stauroneis goeppertiana Bleisch ex Rabenhorst 1861

Key references

Pavlov A., Nakov T., Levkov Z., Furey P., Lowe R., Ector L. 2009. Luticola grupcei (Bacillariophyceae) - a new freshwater diatom from Mountain Baba (Macedonia) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S.A.): comparison with the type material of L. goeppertiana (Bleisch) D.G.Mann. Nova Hedwigia. 89(1-2): 147-164.

Levkov Z., Metzeltin D., Pavlov A. 2013. Luticola and Luticolopsis. Vol. 7. Diatoms of Europe. 697 pp

Morphology

Size
Length 17-31 µm, width 6.5-8.5 µm (Levkov 2009).

Shape
Valves lanceolate with rounded ends.

Symmetry
Isopolar, bilaterally symmetrical.

Striae
Radiate, punctate.

Axial area
Appears narrow in smaller valves, wider in larger valves, expanding towards the central area.

Central area
Acute-angled subfascia bordered usually by 3-4 areolae at the valve margin. A transapically elongated stigma present one side of the fascia, adjacent to the striae.

Raphe
Very slightly arched with proximal and distal ends deflected.


SEM morphology
Distal raphe ends hook-shaped and deflected in the opposite direction of the central ends.

Striae uniseriate with round or slightly transapically elongated external areola openings.

A hyaline area along the valve margin separates the striae from a single row of areolae on the valve mantle.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Rabenhorst L. 1861. Die Algen Europa's. Decas 119-120. Taxonomy; Description
Lange-Bertalot H., Bonik K. 1978. Zur systematisch-taxonomischen Revision des ökologisch interessanten Formenkreis um Navicula mutica Kützing. Botanica Marina. 21: 31-37. Morphology; Illustrations
Round, F. E., Crawford, R.M., Mann, D.G. 1990. The Diatoms. Biology & Morphology of the Genera. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 747 pp Taxonomy; Morphology
Pavlov A., Nakov T., Levkov Z., Furey P., Lowe R., Ector L. 2009. Luticola grupcei (Bacillariophyceae) - a new freshwater diatom from Mountain Baba (Macedonia) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (U.S.A.): comparison with the type material of L. goeppertiana (Bleisch) D.G.Mann. Nova Hedwigia. 89(1-2): 147-164. Morphology; Type Illustration;
Levkov Z., Metzeltin D., Pavlov A. 2013. Luticola and Luticolopsis. Vol. 7. Diatoms of Europe. 697 pp Morphology; Ecology; Illustrations;
This page should be cited as:

Jüttner I. Luticola goeppertiana (Bleisch) D.G.Mann; 1990; 670. In: Jüttner I., Bennion H., Carter C., Cox E.J., Ector L., Flower R., Jones V., Kelly M.G., Mann D.G., Sayer C., Turner J. A., Williams D.M.. Freshwater Diatom Flora of Britain and Ireland. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at http://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/diatoms/browsespecies.php?-recid=2774. [Accessed:  ].

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Record last modified: 18/12/2016