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Staurastrum anatinum var. denticulatum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurastrum anatinum var. denticulatum  G.M. Smith

The cell body and processes have pronounced spines, many bifurcate. Apparently this variety is more often found in circumneutral waters. Status unclear

Smith, G.M. (1924) Phytoplankton of the Inland Lakes of Wisconsin, Part II: Desmidiaceae
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus