Taxon Account

Nitzschia sociabilis Hustedt; 1957; 354

Key references

Hofmann G., Werum M., Lange-Bertalot H. 2011. Diatomeen im Süßwasser-Benthos von Mitteleuropa. A.R.G. Gantner, Ruggell. 908 pp

Morphology

Size
Length 20-60 µm, width 3-5 µm (Hofmann et al. 2011).

Shape
Valves narrowly lanceolate, tapering gradually to acute apices.

Symmetry
Isopolar, bilaterally symmetrical.

Striae
Very fine, not visible in LM.

Other features
Fibula slightly irregularly spaced, not wider spaced in the valve centre, 9-12 in 10 µm (Hofmann et al. 2011).


SEM morphology
Raphe continuous, hook-shaped at the valve ends.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Hustedt F. 1957. Die Diatomeenflora des Flußsystems der Weser im Gebiet der Hansestadt Bremen. Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein zu Bremen. 34(3): 181-440; 1 pl. Morphology; Description; Illustrations; Taxonomy
Reichardt E. 1984. Die Diatomeen der Altmühl. Bibliotheca Diatomologica Vol. 6. 1-169 pp Ecology
Hofmann G., Werum M., Lange-Bertalot H. 2011. Diatomeen im Süßwasser-Benthos von Mitteleuropa. A.R.G. Gantner, Ruggell. 908 pp Ecology; Illustrations; Morphology;
This page should be cited as:

Jüttner I., Mann D. G. Nitzschia sociabilis Hustedt; 1957; 354. 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=3980. [Accessed:  ].

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