Laboea strobila Lohmann, 1908

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Laboea strobila

Photographer/artist Ann-Turi Skjevik

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Title
Laboea strobila
Photographer/artist
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Copyright holder
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Institute
SMHI
Contributor
Ann-Turi Skjevik
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
Morphology
It has a spiral kinety and posses 36-72 oval nuclei (2-3 µm)
Other remarks
It is mixotrophic
Distribution: Widely
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 60-130 µm, width 20-65 µm .
Literature
Jonsson, P. R. 1987. Photosynthetic assimilation of inorganic carbon in marine oligotrich ciliates (Ciliophora, Oligotrichina). Mar. Microb. Food Webs. 2: 55-68.
Montagnes, D. J. S., Lynn, D. H., Stoecker, D. K. & Small, E. B. 1988. Taxonomic descriptions of one new species and redescription of four species in the family Strombidiidae (Ciliophora, Oligotrichida). Journal of Protozoology. 35: 189-197.
Sanders, R. W. 1995. Seasonal distributions of the photosynthesizing ciliates Laboea strobila and Myrionecta rubra (= Mesodinium rubrum) in an estuary of the Gulf of Maine. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 9: 237-242.

Biovolumes

Species Laboea strobila
Author Lohmann 1908
Division Ciliophora
Class Litostomatea
Order HAPTORIDA
Trophy AU
Geometric shape cone
Formula p/12*d^2*h
Size class 1 2 3
Unit cell cell cell
Size range 40-45x80-90 30-40x60-80 20-30x45-60
Height(h), µm 85.0 70.0 52.0
Diameter(d1), µm 42.0 35.0 25.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 39 234 22 438 8 504
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 4 445 2 630 1 058

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

  • 2012-10-05 13:11:07 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Laboea strobila_3.jpg
  • 2012-10-05 13:10:44 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Laboea strobila_3.jpg
  • 2012-10-05 13:10:29 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Laboea strobila_2.jpg
  • 2012-10-05 13:09:36 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Laboea strobila_2.jpg