Nitzschia sigmoidea (Nitzsch) W.Smith 1853

Nitzschia sigmoidea (Nitzsch) W.Smith

Current name: Nitzschia sigmoidea (Nitzsch) W.Smith
Yakima, Washington, USA; golf course, 400x, DIC - 28 May 2008. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Nitzschia sigmoidea (Nitzsch) W.Smith 1853: 38, pl. XIII [13]: fig. 104

Published in: Smith, W. (1853). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, function and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. The plates by Tuffen West. In two volumes. Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxiii, 1-89, pls I-XXXI. London: John van Voorst, Paternoster Row.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Bacillaria sigmoidea Nitzsch

Type Information
Type locality: [Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany];

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 15 August 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 15 August 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 June 2024

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