Navicula whitefishensis, a New Diatom (Bacillariophyta) from the Northern Rockies

Volume 18, No. 1-4, Manuscript

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Biological Sciences - Aquatic

Abstract Text

Navicula whitefishensis is described from two headwater lakes in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana. The new species is compared to two morphologically similar species that are common in the region: Navicula trivialis Lange-Bertalot and Navicula oligotraphenta Lange-Bertalot & Hofmann. Navicula whitefishensis is the eleventh new species in the genus Navicula to be described from the Northwest United States within the last year. All of these new species are local or regional endemics.


Bahls, L. L. 2012. Navicula whitefishensis, a New Diatom (Bacillariophyta) from the Northern Rockies. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 18(1-4): 1-5.