Ebria (ee-bree-a) A small group of marine flagellates, although may be abundant, and large numbers have been assoicated with fish kills. They deposit complex siliceous endoskeletons within the cells. As you can see. Differential interference contrast. This picture was taken by David Patterson of material from Limulus-ridden sediments at Plum Island (Massachusetts USA) in spring and summer, 2001. Image copyright: D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Plum Island, Massachusetts coast, USA
|Description of Ebria: Internal siliceous element with three branches. Flagella hard to see. Sometimes with multiple nuclei. Widespread in coastal temporate, tropical and boreal waters, less common in oceanic areas; eurythermal and apparently somewhat euryhaline. Possibly only one species. : E. tripartita (Shumann, 1867) Lemmermann 1899. Nutrition herbivorous, primarily nanoplanktonic diatoms, occasionally dinoflagellates. |