Plagioselmis prolonga Butcher

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Plagioselmis prolonga

Photographer/artist Susanne Busch

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Title
Plagioselmis prolonga
Photographer/artist
Susanne Busch
Copyright holder
Susanne Busch
Copyright stamp
S.Busch (IOW)
Institute
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde
Contributing organisation
HELCOM-PEG
Contributor
Susanne Busch
Sampling date
Aug 08, 2003
Geographic area
Baltic Sea - Southern Baltic proper
Latitude, degree
55
Latitude, minute
15.00
Longitude, degree
15
Longitude, minute
59.00
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
Lugols iodine
Contrast enhancement
Phase contrast
Stain
No stain
Image galleries
HELCOM-PEG

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
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