Mastogloia Thwaites ex W. Sm.


Frustules biraphid, symmetrical to the apical and transapical axes, elliptical to lanceolate in outline, apices rounded to capitate. Valvocopulae with partecta or chambers. Raphe straight, striae distinctly punctate. Axial area narrow, central area slightly expanded. This genus is distinguished by the valvocopulae having partecta. Some taxa may resemble Navicula when valvocopulae are missing.

Light Microscope Image(s)

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