Proboscia alata (Brightwell) Sundström, 1986

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Proboscia alata

Ref: The Baltic Marine Biologists Publication No. 16c

Photographer/artist Susanna Hajdu

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Title
Proboscia alata
Photographer/artist
Susanna Hajdu
Copyright holder
Susanna Hajdu
Institute
Department of Systems Ecology , Uppsala Section, Stockholm University
Contributor
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Caption
Ref: The Baltic Marine Biologists Publication No. 16c
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Image galleries
HELCOM-PEG

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Proboscis with truncate tip. Bands in two columns and with pores and loculate areolae
Other remarks
There are several closely allied taxa (Sundström 1996)
Life form
Solitary or united in chains
Size
Diameter = 2.5-13 µm
Literature
Drebes, G. 1974. Marines Phytoplankton, Eine Auswahl der Helgoländer Planktonalgen (Diatomeen, Peridineen). Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 186 pp.
Hasle, G. R. & Syvertsen, E. E. 1996. Marine diatoms. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 5-385.
Sundström, B. G.1986. The marine genus Rhizosolenia. Doctoral Dissertation, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. 117 pp.

Biovolumes

Species Proboscia alata
Author (Brightwell) Sundström 1986
Division CHRYSOPHYTA (HETEROKONTOPHYTA)
Class Diatomophyceae (Bacillariophyceae)
Order EUPODISCALES (BIDDULPHIALES, CENTRALES)
Trophy AU
Geometric shape cylinder
Formula p/4*d^2*h
Size class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Unit cell cell cell cell cell cell cell cell
Size range 4x300-400 4x450-650 5x340-470 6x500-600 7x250-400 9x300-400 10x400-500 20x1300
Height(h), µm 350.0 550.0 400.0 560.0 325.0 360.0 450.0 1300.0
Diameter(d1), µm 4.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 9.0 10.0 20.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 4 396 6 908 7 850 15 826 12 501 22 891 35 325 408 200
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 259 374 415 733 605 989 1 406 10 228

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

  • 2014-01-06 11:36:24 Susanne Busch - Updated media metadata for Proboscia alata_5.jpg
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  • 2013-08-19 11:46:30 Susanne Busch - Updated media metadata for Proboscia alata_4.jpg
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  • 2012-11-14 14:19:00 Ann-Turi Skjevik - Updated media metadata for Proboscia alata_3.jpg
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  • 2012-06-19 19:42:31 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Proboscia alata_2.jpg
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