Taxon Account

Diatoma vulgaris Bory; 1824; 461

Key references

Williams D.M. 1985. Morphology, Taxonomy and Inter-Relationships of the Ribbed Araphid Diatoms from the Genera Diatoma and Meridion (Diatomaceae: Bacillariophyta). Bibliotheca Diatomologica Vol. 8, J. Cramer, Vaduz. 228 pp.; 27 pls.

Morphology

Shape
Valves linear-elliptic, elliptic or lanceolate with rostrate ends.

Symmetry
Isopolar, bilaterally symmetrical.

Valve
Prominant transapical ribs (primary, secondary and tertiary).

Striae
Very fine, not visible in LM.

Axial area
Narrow, linear axial area.

Other features
The cingulum consists of few bands, two or three types, open at opposite ends of the frustule.


SEM morphology
Uniseriate striae with very small external aroela openings, parallel, slightly radiate towards the ends, continuing around the apices on the mantel below the large apical pore fields.

Internally prominent transapical ribs, the sternum is slightly raised.

One rimoportula positioned close to one of the apical pore fields.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Bory de Saint-Vincent. 1824. Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle. 5. Rey & Gravier, libraires-éditeurs; Baudouin Frères, libraires-éditeurs, Paris. Description
Williams D.M. 1985. Morphology, Taxonomy and Inter-Relationships of the Ribbed Araphid Diatoms from the Genera Diatoma and Meridion (Diatomaceae: Bacillariophyta). Bibliotheca Diatomologica Vol. 8, J. Cramer, Vaduz. 228 pp.; 27 pls. Morphology; Taxonomy; Illustrations;
Lange-Bertalot H., Rumrich U., Hofmann G. 1991. Zur Revision der Gattung Diatoma Bory (Subgenus Diatoma, Bacillariophyceae) Identifikation ökologisch wichtiger, aber taxonomisch problematischer Arten. Acta Biol. Benrodis. 3: 115-130. Morphology; Illustrations
Snoeijs P., Potapova M. 1998. Ecotypes or endemic species? - a hypothesis on the evolution of Diatoma taxa (Bacillariophyta) in the northern Baltic Sea. Nova Hedwigia. 67: 303-348. Morphology; Ecology; Illustrations
This page should be cited as:

Jüttner I. Diatoma vulgaris Bory; 1824; 461. In: Jüttner I., Carter C., Chudaev D., Cox E.J., Ector L., Jones V., Kelly M.G., Kennedy B., Mann D.G., Turner J. A., Van de Vijver B., Wetzel C.E., Williams D.M.. Freshwater Diatom Flora of Britain and Ireland. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at https://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/diatoms/browsespecies.php?-recid=3344. [Accessed:  ].
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