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: Mayamaea

Frustules small, often less than 15 µm long and less than 5 µm wide, elliptic in valve view with rounded ends, rectangular in girdle view.

Axial area variable, can be wide; the central area is rounded, rhombic or an acute-angled subfascia.

Externally raphe straight or slightly curved with unilaterally straight or slightly deflected expanded proximal ends, distal raphe fissures deflected in the opposite direction.

Internally a thickened sternum can be conspicuous in LM; raphe slits terminate in helictoglossae; terminal and distal raphe ends are often conspicuous in LM.

Striae uniseriate, composed of rounded areolae on the valve face, sometimes slit-like on the mantle; areoale occluded externally by cribra.

Cingulum composed of similar narrow bands without perforations.

Cells contain two chloroplasts with a pyrenoid.