Thalassiosira punctigera (Castracane) Hasle

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Thalassiosira punctigera

Photographer/artist Ann-Turi Skjevik

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Title
Thalassiosira punctigera
Photographer/artist
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Copyright holder
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Institute
SMHI
Contributor
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Sampling date
2011-11-01
Geographic area
Skagerrak - Swedish coast
Location
Åstol
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
Light microscopy
Preservation
No preservation
Contrast enhancement
DIC/Nomarski
Stain
No stain
Image galleries
Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Morphology
Occluded processes, strutted processes and ribbed valve margin
Other remarks
Occluded processes may be missing
Distribution: Widely
Life form
Solitary or chain-forming
Size
Diameter = 40-186 µm
Literature
Hasle, G. R. 1983a. Thalassiosira punctigera (Castr.) comb. nov., a widely distributed marine planktonic diatom. Nordic Journal of Botany. 3: 593-608.
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.
Takano, H. 1990. Diatoms. In “Red tide organisms in Japan-An illustrated taxonomic guide”. (Y. Fukuyo, H. Takano, M. Chihara & K. Matsuoka eds) . Uchida Rokakuho, Tokyo, p. 162-331.

Biovolumes

Species Thalassiosira punctigera
Author (Castracane) Hasle 1983
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 3
Unit cell cell cell
Size range 40-50 50-60 60-70
Height(h), µm 22.5 27.5 32.5
Diameter(d1), µm 45.0 55.0 65.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 35 767 65 302 107 790
Comment * 6; HD fac.=0.5 * 6; HD fac.=0.5 * 6; HD fac.=0.5
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 1 420 2 314 3 474

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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