Data about Cryptophyta
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Percent species currently described
|36||Appeltans et al, 2012|
|86||Appeltans et al, 2012|
Total unknown species (expert opinion)
|150||Appeltans et al, 2012|
Undiscovered morphospecies (not yet collected)
|150||Appeltans et al, 2012|
Glossary for Cryptophyta
- Aquatic habitat
- A habitat that is in or on water.
- Cell mass
- Mass of one cell.
- Cell volume
- Volume of one cell.
- The physical confine of a river, slough or ocean strait consisting of a bed and banks.
- A layer within a water body where the chemical composition changes rapidly with depth.
- Described (accepted)
- number of currently described and taxonomically accepted species in this clade (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
- The original description of the elevation (altitude, usually above sea level) of the Location.
- The top-most layer in a thermally stratified lake, occurring above the deeper hypolimnion. It is warmer and typically has a higher pH and dissolved oxygen concentration than the hypolimnion.
- Fresh water
- Freshwater lake
- A lake of whose water contains low concentrations of salts.
- The natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species population.
- Habitat. (2013, August 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:01, August 14, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Habitat&oldid=567783959
- The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
- The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
- Marine biome
- An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
- Percent species currently described
- percent of all marine species in this clade that are currently described (estimate) (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
- Saline lake
- A lake whose water contains a considerable concentration of dissolved salts.
- A point where groundwater or steam flows out of the ground, and is thus where the aquifer surface meets the ground surface or where there is a fissure.
- Total unknown species (expert opinion)
- Total species unknown in this clade (undescribed + undiscovered) (estimate based on expert opinion) (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)"
- Undersea feature
- Undiscovered morphospecies (not yet collected)
- unsampled and undiscovered morphospecies in this clade (estimate) (Appeltans et al. 2012. The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity. Current Biology 22, 2189–2202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.036)
- Water depth
- The depth of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Water salinity
- Dissolved salt concentration in seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
- Water temperature
- Temperature of the water at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
For some attributes EOL determines the span of values available for a taxon across all sources.
|Trait||Values||Record Count||Taxa Count|
|Elevation||24.0 to 804.0||32||8|
|Water salinity||16.39 to 38.87 PSU||48||24|
|Cell volume||4.0 to 9,420.0 µm^3||69||25|
|Cell mass||0.8 to 1,164.0 pg||70||25|
|Water depth||0.75 to 3,000.0 m||49||35|
|Cell mass||0.00027 to 0.000809 µg||5||5|
|Water temperature||-2.06 to 18.2 degrees Celsius||48||24|
|Elevation||-8 to 137.4 m||43||11|
|Latitude||-68.2 to 88.92 degrees||100||48|
|Longitude||-171 to 178.3 degrees||100||48|
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