Peridiniella danica (Paulsen) Okolodkov et Dodge, 1995

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Peridiniella danica

A = A living cell (observe offset of girdle); B-E = Cells infected by Amoebophrya; F = A living cell at two focal planes (arrow=peduncle?, arrowhead= food particle) (A-B=B, C-E=epifluorescence microscopy)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Peridiniella danica
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A = A living cell (observe offset of girdle); B-E = Cells infected by Amoebophrya; F = A living cell at two focal planes (arrow=peduncle?, arrowhead= food particle) (A-B=B, C-E=epifluorescence microscopy)
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Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Morphology
A thin 1'-plate often difficult to observe in LM. Shape of cell and offset of the girdle
Other remarks
In Skagerrak samples mostly 15-20 µm long, larger specimen infected by Amoebophrya. Often with parts of cryptophytes and Pyramimonas in its cell. Found in all seasons
Distribution: Widely
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 13-36 µm
Literature
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.
Okolodkov, Y. B. & Dodge, J.D. 1995. Redescription of the planktonic dinoflagellate Peridiniella danica (Paulsen) comb. nov. and its distribution in the N.E. Atlantic. Eur. J. Phycol. 30: 299-306.
Paulsen, O. 1907. The Peridiniales of the Danish waters. Medd. Komm. f. Havundersøg. Serie Plankton. 1: 1-26.

Biovolumes

Species Peridiniella danica
Author (Paulsen) Okolodkov et Dodge 1995
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order GONYAULACALES
Trophy HT
Geometric shape flattened ellipsoid
Formula p/6*l*d1*d2
Size class 1
Unit cell
Size range 18-22
Length(l1), µm 20.0
Diameter(d1), µm 20.0
Diameter(d2), µm 13.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1
Calculated volume, µm3 2 721
Comment HD fac.=0.67
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 363

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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