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Asterionella formosaDiatom Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Ochrophyta   Family: Fragilariaceae

Asterionella formosa  Hassall, 1850

Widespread in benthic conditions. They have no means of locomotion and rely on currents

Kelly (2000) Identification of Common Benthic Diatoms in Rivers
Canter-Lund (1998) Freshwater Algae: their microscopic world explored