Thalassiosira weissflogii (Grunow) G.A.Fryxell & Hasle

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Thalassiosira weissflogii

Ref: The Baltic Marine Biologists Publication No. 16d

Photographer/artist Pauli Snoeijs

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Title
Thalassiosira weissflogii
Photographer/artist
Pauli Snoeijs
Copyright holder
Pauli Snoeijs
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Department of Ecological Botany, Uppsala University
Contributor
Ann-Turi Skjevik
Caption
Ref: The Baltic Marine Biologists Publication No. 16d
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Synonym names

  • Conticribra weissflogii
  • Micropodiscus weissflogii Grunow

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Meshwork on valve (SEM) and ring of central strutted processes
Other remarks
Found at localities with low salinities
Distribution: Widely
Life form
Solitary (chains)
Size
Diameter = 5-32 µm
Literature
Fryxell, G. & Hasle, G. R. 1977. The genus Thalassiosira: Some species with a modified ring of central strutted processes. Beih. zur Nova Hedwigia. 54: 67-89.
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 weissflogii
Author (Grunow in Van Heurck) G. Fryxell & Hasle 1977
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 12-15 15-18 18-22
Height(h), µm 10.0 14.0 15.0
Diameter(d1), µm 13.0 16.0 20.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 1 327 2 813 4 710
Comment 6 6 6
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 98 181 274

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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