Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Navicula barberiana Foged

Navicula barberiana; image by Cathy Kilroy (NIWA)

Type slide

Lake in dunes 14 miles north of the Woodhill Forest Station, North Island, New Zealand. Foged collection, New Zealand No. 553/1966, Natural History Museum, Denmark.

Institution holding the type material


Known distribution

North Island, New Zealand.


Dedicated to the English biologist H. G. Barber.


Valves elliptic-lanceolate with slightly protracted apices, 50-55 µm long and 14-15 µm broad. Straight filiform raphe with terminal fissures deflected in the same direction. Narrow axial area, in the middle of the valve slightly dilated. 8-10 extremely radiate transapical striae in 10 µm, in the middle alternately longer and shorter, distinctly punctate with ~18 areoles in 10 µm.

Description reproduced with kind permission of Koeltz Scientific Books.


Images published online with kind permission of the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

Funding from TFBIS (Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System), administered by the New Zealand Department of Conservation, is gratefully acknowledged.


Foged N 1979. Diatoms in New Zealand, the North Island. A. R. Gantner Verlag KG, Vaduz. 130 p.