A-C = A living cell and part of cells; D-E = Dry prepartion of valve and girdle, E=Striation (DIC)
Life-form: Solitary or in pairs
Size: Diameter = 2.5-57 µm
Distinctive features: Cells with two lateral columns of girdle segments. Striae converging along a line running up middle of copula
Similar species: R. striata
Hasle, G. R. & Syvertsen, E. E. 1996. Marine diatoms. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 5-385.
Sundström, B. G. 1986. The marine genus Rhizosolenia. Doctoral Dissertation, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. 117 pp.