Ceratium macroceros (Ehrenberg) Vanhöffen, 1897

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Ceratium macroceros

Two living cells (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Ceratium macroceros
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
Two living cells (DIC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Synonym names

  • Neoceratium macroceros

Description

IDs in other systems
Morphology
Angular box-like body with offset apical horn directed to the right. Hypothecal horns with open ends
Other remarks

Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 300-400 µm, width 45 µm
Literature
Dodge, J. D. 1982. Marine Dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London. 303 pp.
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 macroceros
Author (Ehrenberg) Vanhöffen 1897
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order GONYAULACALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape girdle diameter
Formula 0.32437*d^3.0474
Size class 1 2
Unit cell cell
Size range width: 40-50 width: 50-60
Diameter(d1), µm 45.0 55.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 35 403 65 256
Comment 5; 6 5; 6
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 4 036 7 168

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

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