Acanthoica quattrospina Lohmann, 1903

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Acanthoica quattrospina

Coccolith case (Dry preparation) (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Acanthoica quattrospina
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Copyright stamp
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
Dept. of Marine botany, University of Gothenburg
Contributing organisation
University of Gothenburg
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
Coccolith case (Dry preparation) (DIC)
Geographic area
Skagerrak - Swedish coast
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
Not described
Contrast enhancement
DIC/Nomarski
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Pole spines and size of coccolith case
Other remarks

Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary
Size
length = 7.5-13 µm, width = 6-9.5 µm
Literature
Halldal, P. & Markali, J. 1955. Electron microscope studies on Coccolithophorids from the Norwegian Sea, the Gulf Stream and the Mediterranean. Norske Vidensk.-Akad.Mat.-Nat. 1: 1-30.
Heimdal, B. R. 1993. Modern Coccolithophorids. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Marine Phytoplankton: a guide to naked flagellates and coccolithophorids. p. 147-247.
Lohmann, H. 1903. Neue untersuchungen &uuml,ber den Reichtum des Meeres an Plankton und &uuml,ber die Brauchbarkeit der verschiedenen Fangmethoden. Zugleich auch ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss des Mittelmeerauftriebs. Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen herausgegeben von der Kommision zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung der Deutschen Meere in Kiel und der Biologische Anstalt auf Helgoland N. F. 7: 1-87.

Biovolumes

Species Acanthoica quattrospina
Author Lohmann 1903
Division HAPTOPHYTA
Class Prymnesiophyceae (Haptophyceae)
Order PRYMNESIALES
Trophy MX
Geometric shape rotational ellipsoid
Formula p/6*d^2*l
Size class 1
Unit cell
Size range 7-8x14
Length(l1), µm 14.0
Diameter(d1), µm 7.5
No. of cells/counting unit 1
Calculated volume, µm3 412
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 62

Source

Olenina, I., Hajdu, S., Edler, L., Andersson, A., Wasmund, N., Busch, S., Göbel, J., Gromisz, S., Huseby, S., Huttunen, M., Jaanus, A., Kokkonen, P., Ledaine, I. and Niemkiewicz, E. 2006 Biovolumes and size-classes of phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea HELCOM Balt.Sea Environ. Proc. No. 106, 144pp. (PDF),
PEG_BVOL.zip

Change History

  • 2013-11-01 12:23:29 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Acanthoica quattrospina_4.jpg
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