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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum arachne   Ralfs ex Ralfs, 1848

Not a common species but more frequent in the north and west of the British Isles. The Scottish areas of Sutherland and the Outer Hebrides seeing most records

Chris Johnson

Coesel & Meesters (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles