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Staurodesmus connatus Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurodesmus connatus  (P.Lundell) Thomasson

An acidophile of moorland pools and bog. Probably widespread in such habitats but not common

Thomasson, K. (1960) Notes on the plankton of Lake Bangweulu, Part 2
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus