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Phytoplankton and Benthic Algae

Phytoplankton and Benthic Algae

This is a preliminary list of the phytoplankton and benthic algae found in Calder Lake, based on collections of: J.D. Wehr (1986-present), V.C. Scanlon (1970-1972), J. Le (1992), and M. MacDonald (1997-1998). It will be updated as time permits.

Cyanobacteria
Anabaena cf. limnetica
Anabaena flos-aquae
Anabaena spiroides
Aphanizomonenon flos-aquae
Aphanocapsa cf. pulchra
Aphanothece gelatinosa
Aphanothece microscopica
Chroococcus cf. tugidus
Chroocococcus cf. dispersus
Coelosphaerium sp.
Dactylococcopsis acicularis
Dactylococcopsis smithii
LRGT#1 (ovate; 2x4 um)
LRGT#2 (spherical-coccoid; 1-2 um)
Lyngbya cf. aestuarii
Lyngbya cf. birgei
Lyngbya cf. kutzingiana
Lyngbya cf. limnetica
Lyngbya sp.
Microcystis aeruginosa
Microcystis cf. incerta
Oscillatoria sp.
Anabaena sp.


Aphanizomenon flos-aquae


Coelosphaerium sp.
Bacillariophyta
Achanthes cf. exigua
Achnanthes cf. linearis
Achnanthes lanceolata
Achnanthes microcephala
Achnanthes minutissima
Amphipleura cf. pellucida
Amphora ovalis
Aulacoseira granulata
Asterionella formosa
Cocconeis placentula
Cyclotella sp.
Cymbella angustata
Cymbella cf. brehmii
Cymbella cistula
Cymbella cymbiformis
Cymbella lanceolata
Cymbella minuta
Cymbella tumidula
Eunotia diodon
Fragiaria virescens
Fragilaria capucina v. mesolepta
Fragilaria construens
Fragilaria crotonensis
Fragilaria pinnata
Gomphonema acuminatum
Gomphonema acumunatum v. coronata
Gomphonema augur
Gomphonema cf. sphaerophorum
Gomphonema cf. subclavatum
Gomphonema cf. tenellum
Gomphonema spaerophorum
Gomphonema truncatum
Gyrosigma cf. acuminatum
Meridion circulare
Navicula cf. convergens
Navicula cf. cuspidata
Navicula cf. lateropunctata
Navicula cf. rhyncocephala
Navicula cf. tripunctata
Navicula gracilis
Navicula latens
Navicula pupula
Nitzschia amphibia
Nitzschia sp. A
Pinnularia cf. abaujensis
Pinnularia cf. hilseana
Pinnularia maior
Rhopalodia gibba
Stauroneis nobilis
Stauroneis phoenicenteron
Surirella sp. A
Synedra acus
Synedra cf. cyclopum
Synedra cf. pulchella
Synedra delicatissima
Synedra ulna
Tabellaria fenestrata
Tabellaria flocculosa

Cymbella cf. prostrata


Gomphonema sphaerophorum


Meridion circulare


Navicula tripunctata
Chlorophyta
Ankistrodesmus falcatus
Ankistrodesmus spiralis
Chlorella sp. A (6-7 um diam.)
Clamydomonas sp. (16-18 um x 15um)
Closterium kutzingii
Cosmarium sp.
Desmidium sp.
Drepanocladus sp.
Eudorina elegans
Gleocystis planctonica
Gonium pectorale
Merismopedia tenuissima
Merismopedia sp.
Mougeotia sp.
Oedogonium sp.
Oocystis cf. lacustris
Pediastrum boryanum
Pediastrum tetras
Pleodorina illinoisensis
Scenedesmus cf. quadricauda
Schroederia judayi
Sphaerocystis schroeteri
Staurastrum sp. A
Tetraedron minimum
Tetraedron sp.
Tetraspora cf. gelatinosa
Volvox aureus














Scenedesmus cf. obliquus
Euglenophyta
Trachelomonas cf. intermedia
Trachelomonas cf. mammillosa
Xanthophyta
Vaucheria sp. A
Chrysophyta
Dinobryon cylindricum
Dinobryon divergens
Mallomonas sp.
Synura sp.
Pyrrophyta
Ceratium hirundinella
Peridinium gatunense
Glenodinium sp.
Cryptophyta
Cryptomonas ovata
Cryptomonas cf. erosa
Other Groups & Unknowns
small monad (6-7 um x 4-5 um; biflagellate)
small, hooked golden flagellate (5um)

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