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Actinotaenium mooreanum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Actinotaenium mooreanum  (W. Archer) Teiling

A species of moorland pools and peat bogs. Almost identical to Actinotaenium minutissimum in size but with a distinct tumidity. Rarely recorded, possible due to its small size

Ruzicka, J. (1981) Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas, Volume 1, Part 2
Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999) A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France