Luticola mobiliensis is larger in size. Similar species, but from other continents include L. submobiliensis, L. dapaloides and L. uraguayensis. Luticola submobiliensis has a larger length-to-breadth ratio (see graph under Autecology tab). Luticola dapaloides has more apiculate apices, especially in smaller specimens, and has a more rectangular central area. Luticola uraguayensis has a similar valve outline, but has a larger size range and a more rectangular central area.

LM scalebar = 10 µm
Luticola minor LM1 Luticola minor LM2 Gc44458 110815 07 Rev Gc2955 110915 05 Rev Gc49734A 110715 02 Rev Gc44458 110815 01 Rev Luticola minor LM3
Length Range
23.9-48.9 µm
Width Range
9.1-13.2 µm
Striae in 10 µm

Luticola mobiliensis

(C.S.Boyer) Mayama in Mayama and Kawashima 1998

Boy1041  Navmobiliensis Epitype 2 Gc44458 110815 05A Rev Gc53230B 23 Cl Rev Gc53230B 15 Cl Rev Gc53230B 25 Cl Rev
Length Range
52.8-84.9 µm
Width Range
17.6-22.6 µm
Striae in 10 µm
13-14 in the center valve, 12-16 at the ends

Also compare to

Luticola submobiliensis

Levkov 2009

Luticola dapaloides

(Freng.) Metzeltin 1998

Luticola uruguayensis

Metzeltin et al. 2005