Prorocentrum minimum (Pavillard) J. Schiller

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Prorocentrum minimum

A living cell at different focal planes, arrow = spine (BF)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Prorocentrum minimum
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A living cell at different focal planes, arrow = spine (BF)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Shape and surface markings
Other remarks
Toxic, it can bloom
Distribution: Worldwide
Harmfulness, IOC
This species is included in the IOC-UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae.
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 14-22 µm, width 10-15 µm
Culture collections
SCCAP
The Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa at the University of Copenhagen
More info at http://www.sccap.dk.
Strains: K-1568, K-1569, K-0336, K-1138, K-0355
Literature
Dodge, J. D. 1982. Marine Dinoflagellates of the British Isles. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, London. 303 pp.
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.
Larsen, J. & Moestrup, Ø. 1989. Guide to toxic and potentially toxic marine algae. The Fish Inspection Service, Ministry of Fisheries, Copenhagen. 61 pp.
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 Prorocentrum minimum
Author (Pavillard) Schiller 1933
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order PROROCENTRALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape cone-10%
Formula p/12*d^2*h*0.9
Size class 1 2 3
Unit cell cell cell
Size range 16-18x14-16 18-20x16-17 20-22x17-19
Height(h), µm 17.0 19.0 21.0
Diameter(d1), µm 15.0 16.5 18.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 901 1 218 1 602
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 128 171 221

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

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