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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidaceae

Actinotaenium curtum  (Brébisson ex Ralfs) Teiling ex Ružicka & Pouzar

Widespread in many types of water including temporary pools subject to dessication

Chris Johnson

Coesel & Meesters (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
John, Whitton & Brook (2011) The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles
Kouwets (1999) A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France