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Cosmarium abbreviatum var. planctonicum Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Cosmarium abbreviatum var. planctonicum  West & G.S. West

Slightly larger than the nominate and with convex apices. Found in circumneutral waters, usually in the plankton of deeper lochs

References: 
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
West, W. & West, G.S. (1908) A Monograph of the British Desmidiaceae, Volume 3
Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. editors (2014) Algae of Ukraine, Volume 4: Charophyta

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