This taxon is consticted centrally. It has a straight raphe valve and is slightly narrower towards the ends. The valve is linear-lanceolate and has rounded ends. The sides are parallel with a straight axial area. The central area is elliptical and the striae are parallel and/or oblique. They become convergent on the ends (Patrick and Reimer 1966).
This taxon may be found in lakes,rivers, springs, streams, ponds, pools and thermal springs. It preferens fresh water and is most common in quiet areas. It is not found in large numbers (Patrick and Reimer 1966; Beaver 1981 ) and is considered to be alkaliphilous to ph indifferent and oligohalobous (Lowe 1974 ).
(Beaver 1981 ).