Discostella Stelligera Guide
Credit: Rex Lowe
  1. Valves concave or convex
  2. Central stellate pattern of striae
  3. Marginal striae form well-defined ring

Valves are either concave or convex in the center. Central striae form a stellate pattern, although the central striae may be absent or composed of ghost striae.The marginal striae are of equal length.