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Nitzschia schweikertii Witkowski, Lange-Bertalot, Ruppel & Kociolek 2004

Publication details
Nitzschia schweikertii Witkowski, Lange-Bertalot, Ruppel & Kociolek 2004: 589, 590, figs 83-93

Published in: Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H., Kociolek, J.P., Ruppel, M., Wawrzyniak-Wydrowska, B., Bąk, M. & Brzezinska, A. (2004). Four new species of Nitzschia sect. Tryblionella (Bacillariophyceae) resembling N. parvula. Phycologia 43: 579-595, 93 figs, 4 tables.
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Publication date: 30th September, 2004

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.

Type information
Type locality: Tiwi Beach, Kenya, Indian Ocean (Witkowski & al., 2004: 589). Holotype: USA Slide CAS 619570 (Witkowski & al., 2004: 589). Notes: Isotypes: Prep. No. 5733 in coll. Andrzej Witkowski, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Szczecin, Poland; CAS slides 488059, 499060.

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General environment
This is a marine species.

Valves nearly linear, slightly panduriform, with cuneate apices, 34-38 µm long, 4.5-6.5 µm wide. The valve surface of N. schweikertii is flat, bearing a keeled raphe at one side and a shallow mantle at the opposite side. Raphe strongly eccentric, fibulae distinct, 12-13 in 10 µm, the median two father apart. The fibulae are somewhat variable in size but mostly relatively narrow; each is in contact with two transapical costae. Transapical striae uniseriate, well developed in the marginal part of the valve, finely punctate, 28-30 in 10 µm. The striae are composed of round poroids of variable size. The striae adjacent to both the proximal and distal sides are composed of several areolae. The stria-forming areolae are elliptical externally but slit-like internally. A relatively broad sternum interrupts the striae.

Similar species
Nitzschia parvula

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