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Staurodesmus mucronatus Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurodesmus mucronatus  (Nägeli) Thomasson

Described as of general distribution in Scotland but scarce. West & West (1923) as Staurastum mucronatus. Found in mesotrophic waters

References: 
West, W., West, G.S. & Carter, N. (1923) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 5
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999) A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France

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