N Subminuscula Guide
Credit: Marina Potapova
  1. Valves elliptic-lanceolate
  2. Axial area narrow, thickened
  3. Central area absent
  4. Striae punctate

Valves elliptic-lanceolate and relatively small in size. The axial area is thickened, and may appear raised above the valve face. Valves lack a distinct central area. Striae are punctate and areolae may be visible in LM.