Chrysochromulina birgeri G. Hällfors & Niemi

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Chrysochromulina birgeri

Photographer/artist Seija Hällfors

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Title
Chrysochromulina birgeri
Photographer/artist
Seija Hällfors
Copyright holder
Seija Hällfors
Institute
SYKE
Contributor
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Location
Baltic Sea
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
Not described
Contrast enhancement
Not described
Stain
Not described

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Cells with two or four flagella, Two distinct size groups of almost identically constructed scales
Other remarks
Most often in or below ice
Distribution: Southern coast of Finland, Swedish West coast, Japan (Takahashi, E. 1981 in Hällfors 1989)
Life form
Solitary
Size
length = 13-24 (31) µm, width = 8-11 µm
Resting spore
0
Literature
Hällfors, G. & Niemi, Å. 1974. A Chrysochromulina (Haptophyceae) bloom under the ice in the Tvärminne Archipelago, southern coast of Finland. Memoranda Soc. Fauna Flora Fennica. 50: 89-104.
Hällfors, G. 1989. Chrysochromulina birgeri G. Hällfors et Niemi (Prymnesiophyceae). Baltic Sea Phytoplankton Identification Sheet No. 2. Ann Bot. Fennici. 26: 91-92.
Hällfors, G. & Thomsen, A. 1979. Further observations on Chrysochromulina birgeri (Prymnesiophyceae) from the Tvärminne archipelago, SW coast of Finland. Acta Bot. Fennica. 110: 41-46.

Biovolumes

Species Chrysochromulina birgeri
Author G. Hällfors & Niemi
Division HAPTOPHYTA
Class Prymnesiophyceae (Haptophyceae)
Order PRYMNESIALES
Trophy MX
Geometric shape rotational ellipsoid
Formula p/6*d^2*l
Size class 1
Unit cell
Size range 8-11x13-24
Length(l1), µm 18.0
Diameter(d1), µm 9.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1
Calculated volume, µm3 763
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 110

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

  • 2012-09-14 11:15:00 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Chrysochromulina birgeri_2.jpg
  • 2012-09-14 11:14:46 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Chrysochromulina birgeri_2.jpg