MSc AEM
Algal List, Millport reservoirs, October 2006
Napier University

Collected during the MSc Aquatic Ecosystem Management's October 2006 field trip to the Marine Station

(For previous years' results: click on the year 2002  2003 2004  2005)

Reservoirs  
IMAGE
Camphill
  Millport upper
  Millport Lower
           
  pH    
 
6.2
7.6
7.6
  Conductivity µS
 
60
229
233
Species Group
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anabaena sp. Cyanobacteria
 
 
 ++
 
+
 
Aphanizomenon sp.

Cyanobacteria 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Aphanocapsa sp.

Cyanobacteria 

 
 
 
+
 
 
Asterionella formosa diatom
 
+
++
 
+
Asterococcus Chlorophyte
 
   
+
Asterocystis (Chroodactylon) Chlorophyte
 
 
+
 
Audouinella Rhodophyte
 
+
   
Aulacoseira sp. Diatom
+
 
+
 
 
Botryococcus sp. Chlorophyte
 
+
 
 
+
 
Ceratium hirundinella Dinoflagellate
 
 
 +
 
+
 
Cladophora sp. Chlorophyte
 
 
+
+
+
Closterium acerosum Chlorophyte
 
+
   
Closterium ?cornu Chlorophyte

+

   
Closterium incurvum Chlorophyte
 
+
   
Closterium kuetzingii Chlorophyte
 
++
 
 
 
 
Cocconeis placentula Diatom
 
 
 
+
 
+
Coelastrum sphaericum Chlorophyte
   
 

+

 
+
Coelosphaerium Cyanobacteria
+++
+
 
+
 
Coenochloris fottii Chlorophyte
     
       
 
+
+
?Coenococcus polycoccus Chlorophyte
           
 
 
+

Cosmarium ?blyttii Chlorophyte
+
   
Cosmarium turpinii Chlorophyte
 
 
+
 
Cymatopleura elliptica Diatom
 
+
 
Cymatopleura solea Diatom
 
 
 
+
 
 
Cymbella aspera Diatom
++
 
 +
 
 +
Desmidium swartzii Chlorophyte
+
 
 
 
 
Dictyosphaerium Chlorophyte
 
 
 
+
 
 
Epithemia sp. Diatom
 
 
 
 
 
+
Eucapsis ?alpina Cyano
 
 
+
+
Eudorina Chlorophyte
 
+
 
Fragilaria capucina Diatom

 
 
++

Geminella 11µm. Chlorophyte
 

+

 
Gomphonema truncatum Diatom
 
 
 
+
+
Gonatozygon ?monotaenium Chlorophyte
 
 
+
 +
Gyrosigma sp. Diatom
 
 
+
 
Kirchneriella Chlorophyte
 
 
+
+
Mallomonas caudata Chrysophyte
 
+
 
+
 
?Merismopedia Cyanobacteria
     
Micrasterias americana Chlorophyte
+
   
Microcystis sp. Cyanobacteria
 
+++
 
++
 
Microspora 17µm. Chlorophyte
 
+
   
Mougeotia 8µm. Chlorophyte
 
 +
 
+
 
Mougeotia 11µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 
 
 +
Mougeotia 14µm. Chlorophyte
 
+
 
+
 
 
Mougeotia 16µm. Chlorophyte
 
+
 
Mougeotia 22µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 
 
Mougeotia 30µm. Chlorophyte
 
+
+
Navicula radiosa Diatom
 
 
 
 
 
+
Oedogonium 6µm. Chlorophyte
 
+
 
 
 
 
Oedogonium 15µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
++ 
+ 
 
Oedogonium 30µm. Chlorophyte  
 
 
 
+++
 
+
Oedogonium 56µm. Chlorophyte  
 
+
   
Oscillatoria 3µm. Cyanobacteria
 
   
 
+
Oscillatoria 8µm. Cyanobacteria
 
 
 
  +
+
 
Pediastrum boryanum Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 +
 
 
Pediastrum boryanum v. cornutum Chlorophyte
 
   
 
+
Pediastrum duplex ?v. rugulosum Chlorophyte
 
+
+
 
 
Phormidium 8µm. Cyanobacteria
 
 ++
 
 
 
Scenedesmus sp. Chlorophyte
 
 
 +
 
 
 
?Sphaerocystis Chlorophyte
       
     
->Increasing amounts of Lugol's Iodine->
+
+
 
Spirogyra 20µm. Chlorophyte
? 
single cells? 
 ?
 
 
 
+
Spondylosium planum Chlorophyte
 
+
 
 
 
 
Staurastrum ?asperum Chlorophyte
   
+
   
Staurastrum ?avicula Chlorophyte
 
+
   
Staurastrum armigerum fo. furcigerum Chlorophyte
 
+
 
 
 
 
Staurastrum ?brebissonii Chlorophyte
 
+
   
Staurastrum ?chaetoceras Chlorophyte
 
 
+
 
Staurastrum ?cyrtocerum Chlorophyte
 
+
 
 
 
 
Staurastrum ?gracile Chlorophyte
 
+
   
Staurastrum ?johnsonii Chlorophyte
   
   
+
Staurastrum ?muticum Chlorophyte
 
+
 
 
 
 
Staurastrum ?planctonicum Chlorophyte
??
 
 
+
+
 
Staurodesmus dejectus Chlorophyte
 
+
 
 
 
 
Staurodesmus ?megacanthus Chlorophyte
 
+
   
Stylosphaeridium  
     
growing on Woronichinia
   
+
Synedra acus Diatom
 
+
 
 
+
Synedra ulna Diatom
 
+
   
Tabellaria flocculosa Diatom
 
++
 
 
 
 
Tabellaria fenestrata v. asterionelloides Diatom  
 
+
  
  
Tribonema 8µm. Xanthophyte
 
 
 
 
 
Ulothrix 8µm. Chlorophyte
? 
+
 
 
 
 
Woronichinia Cyanobacteria
 
 
 
 
Typical morphology
Showing mucilage
(surrounded by Microcystis)
 
presence of mucilaginous tubes may be revealed when cells are sometimes squeezed out
from the tubes by pressure under a coverslip
two colony morphologies, but both appear to be Woronichinia, mucilage more evident on the right
another showing mucilage (last 2 images with Lugol's Iodine)
       

+
   
Xanthidium antilopaeum Chlorophyte
 
+
 
 
 
  
Zygnema 20µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 
 
+
Zygnema 35µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 
 
+

Compare with 2002  2003 2004 2005 reservoir algae

John Kinross