Ceratium lineatum (Ehrenberg) P.T. Cleve, 1899

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Ceratium lineatum

A northerly species, regularly found in the North Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Cells 70-180µm long, 25-45µm wide.  (Marine Phytoplankton:Mona Hoppenrath 2009)

Photographer/artist Regina Hansen

Additional image information

Title
Ceratium lineatum
Photographer/artist
Regina Hansen
Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
Contributing organisation
HELCOM-PEG
Contributor
Regina Hansen
Caption
A northerly species, regularly found in the North Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Cells 70-180µm long, 25-45µm wide.  (Marine Phytoplankton:Mona Hoppenrath 2009)
Geographic area
Baltic Sea - Mecklenburger Bight
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
No preservation
Contrast enhancement
Phase contrast
Stain
No stain
Image galleries
HELCOM-PEG

Synonym names

  • Neoceratium lineatum

Description

IDs in other systems
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 100-130 µm, width 25-45 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 lineatum
Author (Ehrenberg) P.T. Cleve 1899
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order GONYAULACALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape girdle diameter
Formula 1.2375*d^2.5989
Size class 1 2 3 4 5
Unit cell cell cell cell cell
Size range width: 25-30 width: 30-35 width: 35-40 width: 40-45 width: 45-50
Diameter(d1), µm 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 50.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 5 317 8 540 12 747 18 036 32 211
Comment 5; 6 5; 6 5; 6 5; 6 5; 6
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 681 1 062 1 547 2 143 3 694

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

  • 2018-04-27 10:02:22 Regina Hansen - Updated media metadata for Ceratium lineatum_5.png
  • 2018-04-27 08:28:48 Regina Hansen - Updated media metadata for Ceratium lineatum_5.png
  • 2018-04-27 08:17:33 Regina Hansen - Added media: Ceratium lineatum_5.png
  • 2012-10-05 12:50:14 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ceratium lineatum_4.jpg
  • 2012-10-05 12:48:44 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ceratium lineatum_4.jpg
  • 2012-10-05 12:48:01 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ceratium lineatum_2.jpg
  • 2012-10-05 12:47:27 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ceratium lineatum_2.jpg
  • 2012-10-05 12:47:15 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Deleted media: Ceratium lineatum_2.jpg
  • 2012-09-17 15:40:49 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ceratium lineatum_3.jpg
  • 2012-09-17 15:40:17 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ceratium lineatum_3.jpg
  • 2011-10-13 12:47:00 Malin Mohlin - Updated media metadata for Ceratium lineatum_2.jpg
  • 2011-10-13 12:46:04 Malin Mohlin - Added media: Ceratium lineatum_2.jpg