Aneumastus Mann and Stickle


Biraphid valves that had, until recently been included in Navicula (Navicula tuscula group). Aneumastus differs from Navicula in possessing plastids composed of 2 plates, which appear H-shaped in girdle view. The valves are lanceolate, with rostrate or capitate ends. Valve mantle is shallow, and areola complex. This genus is thought to share and affinity with Mastogloia, but lacks partectile chambers. The genus contains only a few species and occurs in epipelic habitats.

Light Microscope Image(s)

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