Pseudoscourfieldia marina (Throndsen) Manton, 1975

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Pseudoscourfeldia marina

Cell size: 2 x 4 µm. Small cells. Cells flat in one end from where two flagella with uneven length extends. Both flagellas much longer than the cell.

Photographer/artist Helena Höglander

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Title
Pseudoscourfeldia marina
Photographer/artist
Helena Höglander
Copyright holder
Helena Höglander
Institute
Stockholm university, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
Contributing organisation
HELCOM-PEG
Contributor
Helena Höglander
Caption
Cell size: 2 x 4 µm. Small cells. Cells flat in one end from where two flagella with uneven length extends. Both flagellas much longer than the cell.
Sampling date
2017-08-03
Geographic area
Baltic Sea - Northern Baltic proper
Location
Nyköping
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
Flattened cell with two flagella of different length
Other remarks

Distribution: Widely
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 3-5 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-0017
Literature
Moestrup, Ø. & Throndsen, J. 1988. Light and electron microscopial studies on Pseudoscourfeldia marina, a primitive scaly green flagellate (Prasinophyceae) with posterior flagella. Can. J. Bot. 66: 1415-1434.
Throndsen, J. 1993. The planktonic marine flagellates. In: (Tomas eds.) Marine Phytoplankton: a guide to naked flagellates and coccolithophorids. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 7-145.

Biovolumes

Species Pseudoscourfieldia marina
Author (Throndsen) Manton 1975
Division CHLOROPHYTA
Class Prasinophyceae (Micromonadophyceae)
Order CHLORODENDRALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape flattened ellipsoid
Formula p/6*l*d1*d2
Size class 1
Unit cell
Size range 3-4
Length(l1), µm 3.4
Diameter(d1), µm 2.6
Diameter(d2), µm 1.3
No. of cells/counting unit 1
Calculated volume, µm3 6
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 1.2

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

  • 2018-12-07 14:15:51 Helena_Hoglander_PEG - Updated media metadata for Pseudoscourfieldia marina_2.jpg
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