Noctiluca scintillans (Macartney) Kof. & Swezy

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Noctiluca scintillans

A living cell (PC)

Photographer/artist Bengt Karlson

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Title
Noctiluca scintillans
Photographer/artist
Bengt Karlson
Copyright holder
Bengt Karlson
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A living cell (PC)
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
No preservation
Image galleries
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Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
H
Morphology
Form of cell and the striated tentacle.
Other remarks
With food vacuoles often containing diatoms. Forms blooms
Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary
Size
200-2000 µm
Literature
Dodge, J. D. 1982. Marine Dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London. 303 pp.
Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 186 pp.
Hansen, G. & Larsen, J. 1992. Dinoflagellater i danske farvande. In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, p. 45-155.
Steidinger, K. A. & Tangen, K. 1996. Dinoflagellates. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 387-584.

Biovolumes

Species Noctiluca scintillans
Author (Macartney) Kofoid & Swezy 1921
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order NOCTILUCALES
Trophy HT
Geometric shape sphere
Formula p/6*d^3
Size class 1 2 3 4 5 6
Unit cell cell cell cell cell cell
Size range 300-500 500-700 700-900 900-1100 80-150 150-300
Diameter(d1), µm 400.0 600.0 800.0 1000.0 115.0 225.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 33 493 333 113 040 000 267 946 667 523 333 333 795 925 5 961 094
Comment Special case of a large dinoflagellate with considerable vacuole. See text and tables in Menden-Deuer & Lessard (2000) Special case of a large dinoflagellate with considerable vacuole. See text and tables in Menden-Deuer & Lessard (2000) Special case of a large dinoflagellate with considerable vacuole. See text and tables in Menden-Deuer & Lessard (2000) Special case of a large dinoflagellate with considerable vacuole. See text and tables in Menden-Deuer & Lessard (2000) Special case of a large dinoflagellate with considerable vacuole. See text and tables in Menden-Deuer & Lessard (2000) Special case of a large dinoflagellate with considerable vacuole. See text and tables in Menden-Deuer & Lessard (2000)
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 100 480 339 120 803 840 1 570 000 2 388 17 883

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

  • 2011-09-27 14:08:18 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Noctiluca scintillans_1.gif