• Category
  • Length Range
    25-45 µm
  • Width Range
    9-11 µm
  • Striae in 10 µm
  • Synonyms
    Mastogloia smithii var. grevillei (W.Sm.) Brun 1880



Valves are linear-lanceolate with straight margins and protracted and rounded apices. The axial area is narrow at the apices, slightly wider until reaching the rounded central area. The raphe is lateral, reverse lateral about midway from the apices to the central area. The external proximal raphe ends are dilated slightly. Striae are radiate and composed of two rows of areolas arranged in quincunx.

Found in alkaline freshwaters across the US.


Original Description

  • Author
    W.Sm. in W.Greg. 1856

Cite This Page

Kociolek, P. (2011). Mastogloia grevillei. In Diatoms of North America. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://diatoms.org/species/mastogloia_grevillei


The 15 response plots show an environmental variable (x axis) against the relative abundance (y axis) of Mastogloia grevillei from all the stream reaches where it was present. Note that the relative abundance scale is the same on each plot. Explanation of each environmental variable and units are as follows:

ELEVATION = stream reach elevation (meters)
STRAHLER = distribution plot of the Strahler Stream Order
SLOPE = stream reach gradient (degrees)
W1_HALL = an index that is a measure of streamside (riparian) human activity that ranges from 0 - 10, with a value of 0 indicating of minimal disturbance to a value of 10 indicating severe disturbance.
PHSTVL = pH measured in a sealed syringe sample (pH units)
log_COND = log concentration of specific conductivity (µS/cm)
log_PTL = log concentration of total phosphorus (µg/L)
log_NO3 = log concentration of nitrate (µeq/L)
log_DOC = log concentration of dissolved organic carbon (mg/L)
log_SIO2 = log concentration of silicon (mg/L)
log_NA = log concentration of sodium (µeq/L)
log_HCO3 = log concentration of the bicarbonate ion (µeq/L)
EMBED = percent of the stream substrate that is embedded by sand and fine sediment
log_TURBIDITY = log of turbidity, a measure of cloudiness of water, in nephelometric turbidity units (NTU).
DISTOT = an index of total human disturbance in the watershed that ranges from 1 - 100, with a value of 0 indicating of minimal disturbance to a value of 100 indicating severe disturbance.