Eucampia zodiacus Ehrenberg, 1839

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Eucampia zodiacus

Photographer/artist Bengt Karlson

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Title
Eucampia zodiacus
Photographer/artist
Bengt Karlson
Copyright holder
Bengt Karlson
Copyright stamp
Bengt Karlson
Institute
SMHI, oceanography
Contributing organisation
SMHI
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Geographic area
Skagerrak - Swedish coast
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
No preservation
Contrast enhancement
DIC/Nomarski
Stain
No stain
Image galleries
Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Valve face concave in broad girdle view. Bands scarcely visible, chains helically coiled
Other remarks

Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Cells united in chains
Size
Apical axis = 8-80 µm
Literature
Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 186 pp.
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.
Syvertsen, E. E. & Hasle, G. R. 1983. The diatom genus Eucampia: Morphology and taxonomy. Bacillaria. 6: 169-210.

Biovolumes

Species Eucampia zodiacus
Author Ehrenberg 1839
Division CHRYSOPHYTA (HETEROKONTOPHYTA)
Class Diatomophyceae (Bacillariophyceae)
Order EUPODISCALES (BIDDULPHIALES, CENTRALES)
Trophy AU
Geometric shape oval cylinder
Formula p/4*d1*d2*h
Size class 1 2 3 4 5
Unit cell cell cell cell cell
Size range 20x10 25x15 25x20 10-80x20-50 15-35x20-80
Height(h), µm 10.0 15.0 20.0 35.0 25.0
Diameter(d1), µm 20.0 25.0 25.0 45.0 50.0
Diameter(d2), µm 8.0 10.0 10.0 18.0 30.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 1 256 2 944 3 925 22 255 29 438
Comment HD fac.=0.4 HD fac.=0.4 HD fac.=0.4 HD fac.=0.4 HD fac.=0.6
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 94 187 237 966 1 212

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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  • 2015-09-02 12:21:38 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Eucampia zodiacus_5.jpg
  • 2015-09-02 12:19:21 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Eucampia zodiacus_5.jpg
  • 2012-06-19 19:46:38 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Eucampia zodiacus_4.jpg
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  • 2011-10-24 20:11:10 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Eucampia zodiacus_3.jpg
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  • 2011-09-23 20:52:35 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Eucampia zodiacus_2.gif
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