Teleaulax amphioxeia (Conrad) Hill, 1992

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Teleaulax amphioxeia

Cell size: 6 x 14 µm. Flagella two, ventral flagellum slightly longer than the dorsal.

Photographer/artist Helena Höglander

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Title
Teleaulax amphioxeia
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: 6 x 14 µm. Flagella two, ventral flagellum slightly longer than the dorsal.
Sampling date
2010-09-15
Geographic area
Baltic Sea - Southern Baltic proper
Location
Arkona Basin, Station BY2.
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
The shape of the cell, the longer ventral flagellum and a long ventral furrow
Other remarks
Together with Plagioselmis prolonga its one of the most common species of Cryptophyceae on the swedish west coast
Distribution: Gulf of Finland, western Baltic, Skagerrak, Atlantic coast of Belgium, east coast of America, Japan
Life form
Solitary with two flagella
Size
8-11 µm long and 4-6 µm wide
Literature
Hill, D. R. A. 1992c. Teleaulax amphioxeia Conrad (Hill), comb. nov. (Cryptophyceae). Baltic Sea Identification Sheet No. 13. Ann. Bot. Fennici. 175-176.
Hill, D. R., Moestrup, Ø. & Vørs, N. 1992. Rekylalger (Cryptophyceae). In: Thomsen, H. A. (ed.) Plankton i de indre danske farvande. Havforskning fra Miljøstyrelsen, Copenhagen, pp. 251-265.

Biovolumes

Species Teleaulax amphioxeia
Author (Conrad) Hill 1992
Division CRYPTOPHYTA
Class Cryptophyceae
Order CRYPTOMONADALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape cone + half sphere
Formula p/12*d^2*(h+d/2)
Size class 1 2 3
Unit cell cell cell
Size range 8-10x4-5 10-12x5-6 12-16x6-8
Height(h), µm 9.0 11.0 14.0
Diameter(d1), µm 4.5 5.5 7.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 60 109 224
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 10 18 35

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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