Amphipleura Kutzing


Frustules biraphid, outline linear or spindle-shaped, striae extremely fine, usually not resolved. Median rib narrow, except near the poles where the raphe branches occur and resemble "needle eyes".

Cells occur individually, over a wide pH spectrum, usually in standing or slow flowing waters.

Light Microscope Image(s)

Each image is accompanied by the genus and species, California Academy of Sciences slide number (ie. CAS 612010), location of the specimen on the slide, and dimension in microns.