Rhizosolenia imbricata Brightwell, 1858

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Rhizosolenia imbricata

A-C = A living cell and part of cells; D-E = Dry prepartion of valve and girdle, E=Striation (DIC)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Rhizosolenia imbricata
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A-C = A living cell and part of cells; D-E = Dry prepartion of valve and girdle, E=Striation (DIC)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Cells with two lateral columns of girdle segments. Striae converging along a line running up middle of copula
Other remarks

Distribution: Widely
Life form
Solitary or in pairs
Size
Diameter = 2.5-57 µm
Literature
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 Rhizosolenia imbricata
Author Brightwell 1858
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
Unit cell cell
Size range 10-15x230-260 15x250-450
Height(h), µm 245.0 350.0
Diameter(d1), µm 12.5 15.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 30 051 61 819
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 1 233 2 213

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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