A new species of diatom, Orthoseira limnopolarensis, is described from a sediment core in Limnopolar Lake on Livingston Island, South Shetlands in the South Atlantic Ocean. The new species is distinctive in having an array of numerous (12–14) carinoportulae, a number of clearly defined rimoportulae which are described here for the first time in the genus, and a valve face surface that is covered with small, irregularly scattered spines. Linking spines are less well-developed than is generally observed in species of the genus Orthoseira. No caverns or internal undulations are present. Internal valves have not been encountered.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 35 • No. 3