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Key to the species of Staurodesmus

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This chapter presents an identification key to the species of Staurodesmus. It discusses morphological characteristics, ecology and geographical distribution of the species of Staurodesmus, which include: Staurodesmus andrzejowskii, Staurodesmus aristiferus, Staurodesmus bulnheimii and Staurodesmus connatus. The species of Staurodesmus also include: Staurodesmus controversus, Staurodesmus convergens, Staurodesmus corniculatus, Staurodesmus cuspidatus and Staurodesmus cuspidicurvatus. The chapter also provides descriptions of cells in frontal view and cell dimensions inclusive of spines in Staurodesmus. Species judged to be either highly questionable or to be identical to others are noted in a list at the end.

Keywords: ecology; species of Staurodesmus; Staurodesmus convergens



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