Ceratium furca (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann, 1859

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Ceratium furca

The smaller cell is C. lineatum

Photographer/artist Ann-Turi Skjevik

Additional image information

Title
Ceratium furca
Photographer/artist
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Copyright holder
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Institute
SMHI
Contributor
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Caption
The smaller cell is C. lineatum
Sampling date
2011-11-01
Geographic area
Skagerrak - Swedish coast
Location
Åstol
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
No preservation
Contrast enhancement
DIC/Nomarski
Stain
No stain
Image galleries
Skagerrak-Kattegat

Synonym names

  • Neoceratium furca

Description

IDs in other systems
Morphology
Body straight, epitheca tapering gradually into anterior horn
Other remarks

Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary or in pairs
Size
Length 70-200 µm, width 30-50 µm
Literature
Dodge, J. D. 1982. Marine Dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London. 303 pp.
Hansen, G. & Larsen, J. 1992. Dinoflagellater i danske farvande. In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, p. 45-155.
Steidinger, K. A. & Tangen, K. 1996. Dinoflagellates. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 387-584.

Biovolumes

Species Ceratium furca
Author (Ehrenberg) Claparède & Lachmann 1859
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order GONYAULACALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape girdle diameter
Formula 2.3038*d^2.532
Size class 1 2 3
Unit cell cell cell
Size range width: 35-45 width: 45-55 width: 55-65
Diameter(d1), µm 40.0 50.0 60.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 26 234 46 157 73 236
Comment 5; 6 5; 6 5; 6
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 3 046 5 178 7 988

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

  • 2012-09-29 03:28:37 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Ceratium furca_3.jpg
  • 2012-09-24 10:12:04 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ceratium furca_3.jpg
  • 2012-09-24 10:11:10 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ceratium furca_3.jpg
  • 2012-09-17 15:39:20 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ceratium furca_2.jpg
  • 2012-09-17 15:37:31 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ceratium furca_2.jpg
  • 2011-09-25 15:59:04 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Ceratium furca_1193671796.gif