Luticola Mann in Round et al.


Frustules biraphid, symmetrical to the apical and transapical axes, apices protracted, puncta distinct, central area expanded with a distinct stigma present. Raphe straight, with proximal ends slightly recurved in the same direction, distal ends curved.

Easily recognized by naviculoid symmetry and expanded central area with stigma and recurved proximal raphe ends.

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.