Protoperidinium conicoides (Paulsen) Balech, 1973

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Protoperidinium conicoides

A = Ventral part with excavated sulcus (=arrow); B = Dorsal view; C = Cyst (courtesy of Anna Godhe). A&B (DIC), C (BF)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Protoperidinium conicoides
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A = Ventral part with excavated sulcus (=arrow); B = Dorsal view; C = Cyst (courtesy of Anna Godhe). A&B (DIC), C (BF)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
H
Morphology
1'-plate is ortho and 2a-plate is hexa, sulcus is excavated (=arrow), surface is reticulate with spines
Other remarks

Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 45-71 µm, width 45-60 µm
Resting spore
+
Literature
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.
Paulsen, O. 1905. On some Peridineae and plankton-diatoms. Medd. komm. for Havundersög.: Ser.: Plankton1(3): 1-7.
Wall, D. & Dale, B.1968b. Modern dinoflagellate cysts and evolution of the Peridiniales. Micropaleontology.14: 265-304.

Biovolumes

Species Protoperidinium conicoides
Author (Paulsen) Balech 1973
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order PERIDINIALES
Trophy HT
Geometric shape cone + half sphere
Formula p/12*d^2*(h+d/2)
Size class 1 2 3
Unit cell cell cell
Size range 44-48 48-52 52-57
Height(h), µm 46.0 50.0 55.0
Diameter(d1), µm 46.0 50.0 55.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 38 204 49 063 65 302
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 4 336 5 484 7 173

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),
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