Ebria tripartita (Schum.) Lemmerm.

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Ebria tripartita

A = Cell feeding on Prorocentrum micans (BF); B = Squashed cell with skeleton and nucleus (=arrow) (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Ebria tripartita
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A = Cell feeding on Prorocentrum micans (BF); B = Squashed cell with skeleton and nucleus (=arrow) (DIC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
H
Morphology
Cells with skeleton and a large nucleus in the anterior end. Two flagella
Other remarks
Feeding on diatoms and dinoflagellates
Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary
Size
length 20-30 µm, width 20-25 µm
Literature
Vørs, N. 1992a. Heterotrofe protister (ekskl. dinoflagellater, loricabærende choanoflagellater og ciliater). In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, p. 195-250.
Vørs, N. 1992b. Heterotrophic amoebae, flagellates and heliozoa from the Tvärminne area, Gulf of Finland, in 1988-1990. Ophelia. 36: 1-109.
Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 186 pp.

Biovolumes

Species Ebria tripartita
Author (Schumann) Lemmermann 1900
Division ZOOMASTIGOPHORA
Class Ebriidea
Order EBRIIDA (ICBN: EBRIALES)
Trophy HT
Geometric shape half sphere-30%
Formula p/12*d^3*0.7
Size class 1 2 3 4 5
Unit cell cell cell cell cell
Size range 17-23 23-27 27-33 33-37 37-43
Diameter(d1), µm 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 1 465 2 862 4 946 7 853 11 723
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 203 380 636 982 1 430

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

  • 2012-09-24 14:21:58 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ebria tripartita_5.jpg
  • 2012-09-24 14:20:43 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ebria tripartita_5.jpg
  • 2012-09-24 14:19:38 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ebria tripartita_5.jpg
  • 2012-09-14 11:36:35 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ebria tripartita_4.jpg
  • 2012-09-14 11:36:26 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ebria tripartita_4.jpg
  • 2012-06-19 20:02:24 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Ebria tripartita_3.jpg
  • 2012-06-19 20:01:55 Bengt Karlson - Added media: Ebria tripartita_3.jpg
  • 2012-02-21 15:58:45 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Ebria tripartita_2.jpg
  • 2012-02-21 15:58:02 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Ebria tripartita_2.jpg