This taxon has a long, elliptical valve and has flat, rounded, subcapitate ends. There is a straight axial area and a straight Raphe. The proximal ends of the Raphe valve are slightly enlarged and are rounded. The distal ends are bifurcate. This taxon has a dilated central area and there is a submarginal longitudinal band on both sides of the valve. The striae are radiate to convergent at the ends (Patrick and Reimer 1966). This species is found in Lake Superior (E.F. Stoermer collection).