Peridinium quinquecorne Abé

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Peridinium quinquecorne

A living cell (arrowhead=one of the four antapical spines, arrow=eyespot) (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Peridinium quinquecorne
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A living cell (arrowhead=one of the four antapical spines, arrow=eyespot) (DIC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Morphology
Five cingular, 2a and 1a plates
Other remarks
Wide range of morphological variation. See Horiguchi & Pienaar (1991) and Steidinger & Tangen (1996) for taxonomical discussions
Distribution: Widely
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 23-30 µm, width 20-25 µm
Literature
Horiguchi, T. & Pienaar, R. N. 1991. Ultrastructure of a marine dinoflagellate, Peridinium quinquecorneAbé (Peridiniales) from South Africa with particular reference to its chrysophyte endosymbiont. Botanica Marina. 34: 123-131.
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 Peridinium quinquecorne
Author Abe, 1927
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
Unit cell
Size range 25-30x20-25
Height(h), µm 27.5
Diameter(d1), µm 22.5
No. of cells/counting unit 1
Calculated volume, µm3 5 133
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 658

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 14:21:56 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Peridinium quinquecorne_3.jpg
  • 2012-10-05 14:21:49 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Added media: Peridinium quinquecorne_3.jpg
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