Freshwater Algae from Loch Skeen, 26th May 2002

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Loch Skeen Plankton


Chrysophyta

 Dinobryon

Diatoms:

Asterionella  

Gyrosigma  

Aulacoseira (Melosira) ambigua  

Nitzschia sigmoidea  

Tabellaria fenestrata  

Tabellaria fenestrata var asterionelloides  

Tabellaria flocculosa  

Chlorophyta

Botryococcus  

 

Closterium kutzingii  

Closteriopsis  

Euastrum didelta  

Gloeocystis
 

Hormidium 5.5Ám.
 

Micrasterias sol  

Mougeotia 11Ám.
 

Oedogonium 8Ám.
 

Pediastrum boryanum  

Spirogyra
 

Spondylosium  

Staurastrum ?hirsutum  

Staurastrum lunatum  

Staurastrum ?planctonicum  

Xanthidium antilopeum  

Zygnema  

Zygnemopsis  

Blue-greens:


Anabaena  

Merismopedia  


Periphyton

Chlorophyta:

Gomphonema = dominant
Mougeotia 14Ám.
Oedogonium
Pediastrum boryanum
Spirogyra 32Ám. = dominant
Ulothrix 28Ám. Zygnema

Diatoms:

Tabellaria flocculosa

2: Tail Burn:

Rhodophyta:

Lemanea

Chlorophyta:

Bulbochaete
Geminella
Hormidium
Microspora 14Ám.
Mougeotia 22Ám.
Mougeotia 28Ám.
Oedogonium 6Ám.
Oedogonium 14Ám.
Pediastrum
Spirogyra 32Ám.
Ulothrix 25Ám.
Zygnema 22Ám.

Diatoms:

Asterionella  

Cymbella  

Gomphonema truncatum  

Blue-greens:

Oscillatoria 3Ám


Small Tributaries of Tail Burn (ditches), at L. Skeen end


1:
Hormidium 5.5Ám.
2:
Fragilaria
Hormidium 5.5Ám.
Microspora 8Ám.

Microspora 17Ám.  


3:
Hormidium 5.5Ám.

4:

Draparnaldia  

 :


Microspora 8Ám.
Ulothrix 11Ám.


5:
Hormidium 5.5Ám.
Scaly Ulothrix 8Ám.


6:
Binuclearia 8Ám.
Mougeotia 11Ám.


7:
Mougeotia 8Ám.

Small tributary cascading over rockface, by path near main waterfall


Eunotia minor
Hannaea arcus
Mougeotia 8Ám.
Mougeotia 22Ám.
Oedogonium 11Ám.
Oedogonium 28-35Ám.
Spirogyra 28Ám.
Synedra ulna
Tabellaria flocculosa
Zygnema 25Ám.

[snaps]

John Kinross,
page updated 16/6/02