Craspedostauros capensis

Cox, E. J. 1999
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Bacillariophyceae
Order Naviculales
Family Naviculaceae
  • Valves are lanceolate, slightly constricted in the central area with narrowly rounded apices (apical raphe curvature obvious).
  • Valves measure from 25 - 35 µm in length (long) and 4.5 - 5.5 µm in width (wide).
  • The striae transverse and slightly coarser (rough) than in the preceding species, there are about 19 in 10 there are µm.
  • Found on the marine intertidal area of South Africa.
  • * Information compiled by Mr Pumlile Cotiyane
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  • Cox, E. J. 1999 Craspedostauros gen. nov., a new diatom genus for some unusual marine raphid species previously placed in Stauroneis Ehrenberg and Stauronella Mereschkowsky.34:131-147
  • Kociolek, J. P.; Balasubramanian, K.; Blanco, S.; Coste, M.; Ector, L.; et al. 2019 DiatomBase. Achnanthes yaquinensis McIntire & Reimer, 1974. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2019-03-12