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Authority

W.Sm. (Smith, 1853: 43, pl. 15, fig. 123)

Class

Diatomophyceae

Order

Pennales

Family

Bacillariaceae

Synonyms

Nitzschia taeniiformis Simonsen (1978: 525)

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Basionym

N/A

Additional References

Hustedt (1958: 180, fig. 195), Medlin & Hasle (1990a: 160, pl. 21.1, fig. 5; pl. 21.4, fig. 2, as N. taeniiformis)

Description

[after Hustedt (1958)] Cells solitary or attached by valve faces to form ribbon-like colones, linear and tapering towards the poles in valve view, rectangular in girdle view; apical axis 110–150 µm; transapical axis 5 µm. Transapical striae 24 in 10 µm. Fibulae 6–10 in 10 µm. Central nodule present.

Distribution

Antarctic ice (Medlin & Hasle, 1990a).

Comments

We did not collect this diatom in our investigations, and it has rarely been reported from Antarctic waters.

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