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Lepocinclis tripterisFreshwater Alga

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Phylum: Euglenozoa   Family: Phacidae

Lepocinclis tripteris  (Dujardin) B. Marin & Melkonian

The specific epithet means three-winged referring to the appearance of three ridges. It can be locally common in circumneutral bogs, pools and ditches, but generally scarce

John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. (2011 second edition) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles