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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurodesmus extensus   (O.F. Andersson) Teiling

Common in mildly acidic to neutral waters, in the plankton and marginal vegetation of lochs

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

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

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