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Staurodesmus aristiferus Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurodesmus aristiferus   (Ralfs) Tomasson

A rare species found in the plankton of acidic waters. It has a western (Atlantic) distribution in Britain

Ralfs, J. (1848) The British Desmidieae
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. editors (2014) Algae of Ukraine, Volume 4: Charophyta