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Staurodesmus corniculatus Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Desmidiaceae

Staurodesmus corniculatus (P. Lundell) Teiling 1967

A rare species found in slightly acidic waters, usually in the plankton of mesotrophic shallow lochs. It would appear to have an Atlantic distribution.

Teiling, E. (1967) The Desmid Genus Staurodesmus. A taxonomic study.
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2013) European Flora of the Desmid Genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus.