Girdle view

The view of the frustule when the girdle is uppermost. See valve view for an alternate view of the frustule and cingulum for a definition of the girdle.

Gvstaurosirella Pinnata
Image Credit: Eduardo Morales
An SEM image showing the ultrastructure of the frustule of Staurosirella pinnata.
Image Credit: Mark Edlund
Two live cells (two frustules are the silica elements) of Pinnularia, shown in girdle view.
H Capitata
Image Credit: Marina Potapova
Two light micrographs of Hippodonta capitata showing a girdle view (left) and valve view (right).