Chaetoceros minimus (Levander) Marino et al., 1991

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Chaetoceros minimus

Living cells (PC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Chaetoceros minimus
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
Living cells (PC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
One seta per valve, the two setae running in opposite direction
Other remarks
In coastal brackish waters
Life form
Solitary
Size
Apical axis = 2-7 µm, pervalvar axis 6-32 µm
Resting spore
+
Literature
Hasle, G. R. & Syvertsen, E. E. 1996. Marine diatoms. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 5-385.
Marino, D., Giuffré, G., Montresor, M. & Zingone, A. 1991. An electron microscope investigation on Chaetoceros minimus(Levander) comb. nov. and new observations on C. throndsenii (Marino et al.) comb. nov. Diat. Res.6: 317-326

Biovolumes

Species Chaetoceros minimus
Author (Levander) Marino, Giuffré, Montresor & Zingone 1991
Division CHRYSOPHYTA (HETEROKONTOPHYTA)
Class Diatomophyceae (Bacillariophyceae)
Order EUPODISCALES (BIDDULPHIALES, CENTRALES)
Trophy AU
Geometric shape cylinder
Formula p/4*d^2*h
Size class 1 2
Unit cell cell
Size range 4x22 3x10-15
Height(h), µm 21.5 12.5
Diameter(d1), µm 3.8 3.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 244 88
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 25 11

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