Heterocapsa rotundata (Lohmann) Hansen, 1995

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Heterocapsa rotundata

Photographer/artist Susanne Busch

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Title
Heterocapsa rotundata
Photographer/artist
Susanne Busch
Copyright holder
Susanne Busch
Copyright stamp
S.Busch (IOW)
Institute
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
Contributing organisation
HELCOM-PEG
Contributor
Susanne Busch
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
Lugols iodine
Contrast enhancement
Phase contrast
Stain
No stain
Image galleries
HELCOM-PEG

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Epicone longer and broader compared to the hypocone
Other remarks
The cell readly rounds up
Distribution: Cosmopolitan
Life form
Solitary
Size
length 9-14 µm
Culture collections
SCCAP
The Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa at the University of Copenhagen
More info at http://www.sccap.dk.
Strains: K-0483
Literature
Hansen, G. 1989. Ultrastructure and morphogenesis of scales in Katodinium rotundatum (Lohmann) Loeblich (Dinophyceae). Phycologia., 28: 385-394.
Hansen, G. 1995. Analysis of the thecal plate pattern in the dinoflagellate Heterocapsa rotundata (Lohmann) comb. nov. (= Katodinium rotundatum (Lohmann) Loeblich). Phycologia., 34: 166-170.
Lohmann, H. 1908. Untersuchungen zur Feststellungen des vollständigen Gehaltes des Meeres an Plankton. Wissensch. Meeresuntersuchungen, Abt. Kiel, NF., 10: 131-370.

Biovolumes

Species Heterocapsa rotundata
Author (Lohmann) Hansen 1995
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order PERIDINIALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape cone + half sphere
Formula p/12*d^2*(h+d/2)
Size class 1 2
Unit cell cell
Size range 10-12x5-7 12-15x7-10
Height(h), µm 11.0 13.5
Diameter(d1), µm 6.0 8.5
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 132 336
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 21 51

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

  • 2015-04-08 12:10:13 Susanne Busch - Updated media metadata for Heterocapsa rotundata_5.jpg
  • 2015-04-08 12:09:39 Susanne Busch - Added media: Heterocapsa rotundata_5.jpg
  • 2014-09-26 14:53:36 Janina Kownacka - Updated media metadata for Heterocapsa rotundata_4.jpg
  • 2014-09-26 14:52:27 Janina Kownacka - Added media: Heterocapsa rotundata_4.jpg
  • 2011-10-07 14:18:04 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Heterocapsa rotundata_3.jpg
  • 2011-10-07 14:17:44 Bengt Karlson - Added media: Heterocapsa rotundata_3.jpg
  • 2011-09-25 16:17:53 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Heterocapsa rotundata_2.gif
  • 2011-09-25 16:16:55 Bengt Karlson - Added media: Heterocapsa rotundata_2.gif