Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Surirella rattrayi f. acuminata Foged

Surirella rattrayi f. acuminata; image by Cathy Kilroy (NIWA)

Type slide

Freshwater, North Island, New Zealand. Foged Collection, New Zealand No. 591a/1966.

Institution holding the type material


Known distribution

North Island, New Zealand.


Having acuminate ends.


Differs from the type species by having acuminate apices. 91-92 x 12-17 µm.

Diagnosis reproduced with kind permission from 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.