Taxon Account

Amphora indistincta Levkov; 2009; 69, 70

Key references

Levkov Z. 2009. Amphora sensu lato. Lange-Bertalot H. (ed.) Diatoms of Europe: Diatoms of the European Inland Waters and Comparable Habitats. Vol. 5., A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell. 916 pp

Morphology

Size
Length 7.0-14.0 µm, width 2.5-3.5 µm (UK population), length 6-20 µm, width 3-4 µm (Levkov 2009).

Shape
Broadly elliptic frustules, composed of two semi-elliptic valves.

Symmetry
Dorsiventral, isopolar, biconvex in girdle view.

Striae
On dorsal side parallel, rarely slightly radiate in the valve centre, becoming more strongly radiate towards the apices; on ventral side radiate in the valve centre, becoming convergent towards apices, 16-18 in 10 µm (Levkov 2009).

Axial area
Narrow, straight or very slightly arched, slightly closer to ventral than dorsal margin.

Central area
Broad fascia extending to the valve margin on dorsal and ventral side.

Raphe
Straight or slightly curved, proximal raphe ends more or less straight, distal raphe ends deflected dorsally.


SEM morphology
Dorsally a marginal ridge and hyaline area at junction between valve face and mantle. Dorsal and ventral striae comprised of single areolae.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Levkov Z. 2009. Amphora sensu lato. Lange-Bertalot H. (ed.) Diatoms of Europe: Diatoms of the European Inland Waters and Comparable Habitats. Vol. 5., A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell. 916 pp Morphology; Taxonomy; Description; Type Illustration;
Dressler M., Verweij G., Kistenich S., Kahlert M., Werner P. 2015. Applied use of taxonomy: lessons learned from the first German intercalibration exercise for benthic diatoms. Acta Botanica Croatia. 74: 211-232. Morphology; Illustrations; Taxonomy
Lange-Bertalot H., Hofmann G., Werum M., Cantonati M. 2017. Freshwater Benthic Diatoms of Central Europe: Over 800 Common Species Used in Ecological Assessment. Cantonati M., Kelly M.G., Lange-Bertalot H. (eds.), Koeltz Botanical Books, Schmitten-Oberreifenberg, Germany. 942 pp Morphology; Illustrations

Similar Species

This page should be cited as:

Kelly M., Jüttner I., Jones V. Amphora indistincta Levkov; 2009; 69, 70. 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 https://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/diatoms/browsespecies.php?-recid=4057. [Accessed:  ].

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Record last modified: 27/12/2020