Plagioselmis prolonga Butcher

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Plagioselmis prolonga

A&B = Living cells (BF), arrow=ejectosomes; C = Cells in Lugol (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Plagioselmis prolonga
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A&B = Living cells (BF), arrow=ejectosomes; C = Cells in Lugol (DIC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Ventral furrow and hexagonal plates with scales
Other remarks
This is one of the commonest cryptomonads in coastal waters in the Skagerrak
Distribution: Worldwide ?
Life form
Solitary
Size
length 6-10 µm, width 4-5 µm
Literature
Butcher, R. 1967. An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part IV: Cryptophyceae. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations Series IV, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London. 54 pp.
Hill, D. R. A. 1992a. Plagioselmis prolonga Butcher (Cryptophyceae). Baltic Sea Identification Sheet No. 8. Ann. Bot. Fennici. 29: 165-166.
Novarino, G., Lucas, I.A.N. & Morrall, S. 1994. Observations on the genus Plagioselmis (Cryptophyceae). Cryptogamie, Algol. 15: 87-107.

Biovolumes

Species Plagioselmis prolonga
Author Butcher 1967
Division CRYPTOPHYTA
Class Cryptophyceae
Order CRYPTOMONADALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape cone + half sphere
Formula p/12*d^2*(h+d/2)
Size class 1 2 3
Unit cell cell cell
Size range 5-7x3-4 7-9x4-5 7-9x5-7
Height(h), µm 6.0 8.0 8.0
Diameter(d1), µm 3.5 4.5 6.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 25 54 104
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 4 9 17

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

  • 2012-06-25 09:43:18 Susanne Busch - Updated media metadata for Plagioselmis prolonga_3.jpg
  • 2012-06-25 06:45:11 Susanne Busch - Updated media metadata for Plagioselmis prolonga_3.jpg
  • 2012-06-25 06:44:30 Susanne Busch - Added media: Plagioselmis prolonga_3.jpg
  • 2011-09-26 19:17:32 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Plagioselmis prolonga_2.gif
  • 2011-09-26 19:16:23 Bengt Karlson - Added media: Plagioselmis prolonga_2.gif