Ceratium macroceros (Ehrenberg) Vanhöffen, 1897

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Ceratium macroceros

A warm to temperate water species. Cells are 250-550µm long and 45-60µm wide. ( Marine Phytoplankton: Mona Hoppenrath 2009)

Photographer/artist Regina Hansen

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Title
Ceratium macroceros
Photographer/artist
Regina Hansen
Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
Contributing organisation
HELCOM-PEG
Contributor
Regina Hansen
Caption
A warm to temperate water species. Cells are 250-550µm long and 45-60µm wide. ( Marine Phytoplankton: Mona Hoppenrath 2009)
Geographic area
Kattegat - Swedish coast
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
Lugols iodine
Contrast enhancement
Phase contrast
Image galleries
HELCOM-PEG

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

Change History

  • 2018-04-27 10:14:51 Regina Hansen - Updated media metadata for Ceratium macroceros_5.png
  • 2018-04-27 10:11:37 Regina Hansen - Added media: Ceratium macroceros_5.png
  • 2012-09-24 14:46:22 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ceratium macroceros_4.jpg
  • 2012-09-24 14:46:10 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ceratium macroceros_4.jpg
  • 2012-09-17 15:46:45 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ceratium macroceros_3.JPG
  • 2012-09-17 15:45:54 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ceratium macroceros_3.JPG
  • 2012-02-21 13:02:48 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ceratium macroceros_2.jpg
  • 2012-02-21 13:01:52 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ceratium macroceros_2.jpg