Leptocylindrus minimus Gran, 1915

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Leptocylindrus minimus

A = Two chains (DIC); B = Resting spore (BF)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Leptocylindrus minimus
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A = Two chains (DIC); B = Resting spore (BF)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Long thin cylindrical cells with mostly two elongate chloroplasts, the shape of resting spore
Other remarks

Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary or united in chains
Size
Diameter = 1.5-4.5 µm
Resting spore
+
Literature
Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 186 pp.
Hargraves, P. E. 1990. Studies on marine planktonic diatoms. V. Morphology and distribution of Leptocylindrus minimus Gran. Beiheft zur Nova Hedwigia. 100: 47-60.
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.

Biovolumes

Species Leptocylindrus minimus
Author Gran 1915
Division CHRYSOPHYTA (HETEROKONTOPHYTA)
Class Diatomophyceae (Bacillariophyceae)
Order EUPODISCALES (BIDDULPHIALES, CENTRALES)
Trophy AU
Geometric shape cylinder
Formula p/4*d^2*h
Size class 1 2
Unit cell cell
Size range 3x20-25 3x26-50
Height(h), µm 22.0 38.0
Diameter(d1), µm 3.0 3.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 155 268
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 17 27

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),
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