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Stephanodiscus alpinus.  Courtesy of the University of Michigan

Diatoms

Dinobryon sp. Courtesy of Ohio University.

Chrysophytes

Sub-Division Chrysophyceae

Tribonema sp. Courtesy of Ohio University

Xanthophytes

Sub-Division Xanthophyceae

Peridinium sp. Courtesy of Ohio University

Dinoflagellates

Pediastrum sp. Courtesy of Ohio University

Green Algae

Staurastrum gracile. Courtesy of Protist Information Server.

Desmids

Euglena sp. Courtesy of Ohio University

Euglenoids

Gonyostomum semen.  Courtesy of Pirkko Kokkonen,

Chloromonads

Bangia atropurpurea.  Courtesy of Kobe University

Red Algae

Sphacelaria sp. Courtesy of Hawaii Botany

Brown Algae

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By Form

Chlamydomonas sp.  Courtesy of Ohio University

Unicell

Oscillatoria sp.  Courtesy of Ohio University

Filament

Dinobryon sp.  Courtesy of Ohio University

Colony

Oscillatoria sp.  Courtesy of Purdue University

Macroscopic

Great Lakes Algae Species List

Division Chlorophyta - Green Algae
  • Class Chlorophyceae
    • Order Chaetophorales
    • Order Chlorococcales
      • Family Botryococcaceae
      • Family Characiaceae
        • Genus Characium *
          • Characium acuminatum
          • Characium ambiguum
          • Characium curvatum
          • Characium debaryanum
          • Characium falcatum
          • Characium gracilipes
          • Characium hookeri
          • Characium limneticum H
          • Characium obtusum
          • Characium operculum
          • Characium ornithocephalum
          • Characium pringsheimii
          • Characium rabenhorstii
          • Characium rostratum
          • Characium stipitatum

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      • Family Chlorococcaceae
      • Family Coelastraceae
        • Genus Coelastrum
          • Coelastrum astroideum#
          • Coelastrum cambricum*#
          • Coelastrum microporum*#H
          • Coelastrum morus#
          • Coelastrum proboscideum
          • Coelastrum reticulatum#H
          • Coelastrum scabrum H
          • Coelastrum speciosum
          • Coelastrum sphaericum
      • Family Endosphaeraceae
      • Family Hydrodictyaceae
        • Genus Euastropsis
          • Euastropsis richteri
        • Genus Hydrodictyon
          • Hydrodictyon reticulatum
        • Genus Pediastrum * De
          • Pediastrum araneosum
          • Pediastrum biradiatum
          • Pediastrum boryanum #H
          • Pediastrum braunii
          • Pediastrum duplex #H
          • Pediastrum glanduliferum
          • Pediastrum integrum H
          • Pediastrum kawraiskyi H
          • Pediastrum muticum
          • Pediastrum obtusum
          • Pediastrum sculptatum
          • Pediastrum simplex# De
          • Pediastrum tetras H
        • Genus Sorastrum
          • Sorastrum americanum
          • Sorastrum spinulosum
      • Family Oocystaceae
        • Genus Ankistrodesmus
          • Ankistrodesmus braunii*H
          • Ankistrodesmus convolutus H
          • Ankistrodesmus falcatus*#H
          • Ankistrodesmus fractus
          • Ankistrodesmus fusiformis *
          • Ankistrodesmus gelifactum *
          • Ankistrodesmus gracilis *#
          • Ankistrodesmus spiralis
          • Ankistrodesmus stipatatus *#
        • Genus Cerasterias
          • Cerasterias staurastroides
        • Genus Chlorella *#
          • Chlorella ellipsoidea
          • Chlorella vulgaris H
        • Genus Chodatellopsis ?*
        • Genus Closteriopsis *
          • Closteriopsis longissima#H
        • Genus Dactylococcus
          • Dactylococcus infusionum
        • Genus Dictyosphaerium
          • Dictyosphaerium ehrenbergianum*#
          • Dictyosphaerium pulchellum*#
        • Genus Dimorphococcus
          • Dimorphococcus lunatus
        • Genus Diplochloris?
          • Diplochloris lunata*
        • Genus Echinocoleum?*
        • Genus Echinosphaerella
          • Echinosphaerella limnetica
        • Genus Eremosphaera
          • Eremosphaera oocystoides
          • Eremosphaera viridis
        • Genus Excentrosphaera
          • Excentrosphaera viridis
        • Genus Franceia
          • Franceia droescheri*#H
          • Franceia ovalis*
        • Genus Gloedactinium?
          • Gloedactinium limneticum*
        • Genus Gloeotanium
          • Gloeotanium loitelsbergerianum
        • Genus Kirchneriella
          • Kirchneriella contorta*#
          • Kirchneriella elongata*
          • Kirchneriella lunaris
          • Kirchneriella obesa*
          • Kirchneriella subsolitaria
        • Genus Lagerheimia
          • Lagerheimia ciliata*#H
          • Lagerheimia citriformis#
          • Lagerheimia genevensis*#
          • Lagerheimia longiseta#
          • Lagerheimia quadriseta#
          • Lagerheimia subsalsa#
        • Genus Monoraphidium
          • Monoraphidium arcuatum#
          • Monoraphidium braunii*#
          • Monoraphidium contortum*#
          • Monoraphidium dybowski*
          • Monoraphidium gracilis#
          • Monoraphidium griffithii*
          • Monoraphidium irregulare*#
          • Monoraphidium minutum*#
          • Monoraphidium pusillum*#
          • Monoraphidium setiformae*#
          • Monoraphidium tortile*#
        • Genus Nephrocytium
          • Nephrocytium agardhianum*#
          • Nephrocytium ecdysiscepanum
          • Nephrocytium limneticum*#
          • Nephrocytium lunatum
          • Nephrocytium obesum
        • Genus Oocystis
          • Oocystis borgei*#H Do
          • Oocystis crassa*#
          • Oocystis elliptica*#
          • Oocystis eremosphaeria
          • Oocystis gigas
            • Oocystis gigas v. incrassata*#
          • Oocystis gloeocystiformis H
          • Oocystis lacustris*#
          • Oocystis marsonii*
          • Oocystis natans
          • Oocystis nodulosa*#
          • Oocystis novae-semliae
          • Oocystis panduriformis
          • Oocystis parva*#H
          • Oocystis pusilla*#H
          • Oocystis pyriformis#
          • Oocystis solitaria*#
          • Oocystis submarina*#
        • Genus Planktosphaeria
          • Planktosphaeria gelatinosa H
        • Genus Polyedriopsis
          • Polyedriopsis spinulosa
        • Genus Quadrigula
          • Quadrigula chodati
          • Quadrigula closteriodes#
          • Quadrigula lacustris*#H
        • Genus Schroederia
          • Schroederia judayi
          • Schroederia setigera*#
        • Genus Selanastrum (aka Selenastrum)#
          • Selanastrum bibraianum
          • Selanastrum gracile
          • Selanastrum minutum H
          • Selanastrum westii
        • Genus Tetraedron
          • Tetraedron armatum
          • Tetraedron arthrodesmiforme
          • Tetraedron asymmetricum
          • Tetraedron bifurcatum
          • Tetraedron caudatum H
          • Tetraedron constrictum
          • Tetraedron cruciatum
          • Tetraedron enorme
          • Tetraedron gigas
          • Tetraedron gracile
          • Tetraedron hastatum
          • Tetraedron limneticum
          • Tetraedron lobulatum
          • Tetraedron lunula
          • Tetraedron minimum*#H Do
          • Tetraedron muticum#H
          • Tetraedron obesum
          • Tetraedron pentaedricum
          • Tetraedron planctonicum
          • Tetraedron pusillum
          • Tetraedron quadratum
          • Tetraedron regulare*#
          • Tetraedron trigonum#
          • Tetraedron tumidulum
          • Tetraedron verrucosum
          • Tetraedron victoriae
        • Genus Treubaria
          • Treubaria planktonica*
          • Treubaria setigerum#
          • Treubaria triappendiculata#
        • Genus Trochiscia *#
          • Trochiscia aspera
          • Trochiscia granulata
          • Trochiscia obtusa
          • Trochiscia reticularis
          • Trochiscia zachariasii
        • Genus Westella
          • Westella botryoides
          • Westella linearis
        • Genus Zoochlorella
          • Zoochlorella conductrix
          • Zoochlorella parasitica
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      • Family Scenedesmaceae
        • Genus Actinastrum
          • Actinastrum gracilimum
          • Actinastrum hantzschii
        • Genus Crucigenia
          • Crucigenia apiculata
          • Crucigenia crucifera
          • Crucigenia fenestrata*
          • Crucigenia irregularis*
          • Crucigenia lauterbornii
          • Crucigenia quadrata*#H
          • Crucigenia rectangularis*#H
          • Crucigenia tetrapedia*
          • Crucigenia truncata
        • Genus Micractinium
          • Micractinium pusillum#H
          • Micractinium quadrisetum
        • Genus Scenedesmus
          • Scenedesmus abundans
          • Scenedesmus acuatus*
          • Scenedesmus acuminatus
          • Scenedesmus acutiformis H
          • Scenedesmus arcuatus*#H
          • Scenedesmus armatus*#H
          • Scenedesmus bernardii
          • Scenedesmus bicaudatus#
          • Scenedesmus bijuga*#H
          • Scenedesmus brasiliensis H
          • Scenedesmus brevispina#
          • Scenedesmus denticulatus#H
          • Scenedesmus dimorphus
          • Scenedesmus ecornis*#
          • Scenedesmus hystrix H
          • Scenedesmus incrassatulus
          • Scenedesmus longus H
          • Scenedesmus microspina#
          • Scenedesmus obliquus H
          • Scenedesmus opoliensis#H
          • Scenedesmus perforatus
          • Scenedesmus quadrata*
          • Scenedesmus quadricauda*#H
          • Scenedesmus securiformis*
          • Scenedesmus serratus H
          • Scenedesmus spinosus#
        • Genus Tetradesmus
          • Tetradesmus smithii
          • Tetradesmus wisconsinense
        • Genus Tetrallantos
          • Tetrallantos lagerheimii
        • Genus Tetrastrum
          • Tetrastrum glabrum*
          • Tetrastrum heteracanthum*
          • Tetrastrum punctatum
          • Tetrastrum staurogeniaeforme
    • Order Cladophorales
      • Family Cladophoraceae
        • Genus Basicladia
          • Basicladia chelonum
          • Basicladia crassa
        • Genus Cladophora
          • Cladophora callicoma
          • Cladophora crispata
          • Cladophora fracta
          • Cladophora glomerata
          • Cladophora insignis
          • Cladophora oligoclona
          • Cladophora profunda
        • Genus Pithophora H
          • Pithophora mooreana
          • Pithophora oedogonia
          • Pithophora varia
        • Genus Rhizoclonium
          • Rhizoclonium crassipellitum
          • Rhizoclonium fontanum
          • Rhizoclonium hieroglyphicum
          • Rhizoclonium hookeri
    • Order Cylindrocapsales
    • Order Microsporales
      • Family Microsporaceae
        • Genus Microspora *
          • Microspora amoena
          • Microspora crassior
          • Microspora elegans
          • Microspora floccosa
          • Microspora loefgrenii
          • Microspora pachyderma
          • Microspora quadrata
          • Microspora stagnorum
          • Microspora tumidula
          • Microspora willeana
    • Order Oedogoniales
      • Family Oedogoniaceae
        • Genus Bulbochaete
          • Bulbochaete alabamensis
          • Bulbochaete angulosa
          • Bulbochaete borealis
          • Bulbochaete brebissonii
          • Bulbochaete congener
          • Bulbochaete crenulata
          • Bulbochaete crassa
          • Bulbochaete crassiuscula
          • Bulbochaete dispar
          • Bulbochaete elatior
          • Bulbochaete furberae
          • Bulbochaete gigantea
          • Bulbochaete hiloensis
          • Bulbochaete insignis
          • Bulbochaete intermedia
          • Bulbochaete minor
          • Bulbochaete minuta
          • Bulbochaete mirabilis
          • Bulbochaete nordstedtii
          • Bulbochaete obliqua
          • Bulbochaete polyandria
          • Bulbochaete praereticulata
          • Bulbochaete pygmaea
          • Bulbochaete rectangularis
          • Bulbochaete regalis
          • Bulbochaete repanda
          • Bulbochaete reticulata
          • Bulbochaete scrobiculata
          • Bulbochaete sessilis
          • Bulbochaete setigera
          • Bulbochaete tenuis
          • Bulbochaete valida
          • Bulbochaete varians
        • Genus Oedocladium
        • Genus Oedogonium *#
          • Oedogonium abbreviatum
          • Oedogonium ackleyae
          • Oedogonium acrosporum
          • Oedogonium ahlstrandii
          • Oedogonium ambiceps
          • Oedogonium americanum
          • Oedogonium amplum
          • Oedogonium angustissimum
          • Oedogonium angustum
          • Oedogonium anomalum
          • Oedogonium areolatum
          • Oedogonium areoliferum
          • Oedogonium areschougii
          • Oedogonium argenteum
          • Oedogonium austale
          • Oedogonium autumnale
          • Oedogonium bohemicum
          • Oedogonium borisanum
          • Oedogonium boscii
          • Oedogonium brasiliense
          • Oedogonium braunii
          • Oedogonium calvum
          • Oedogonium capillare
          • Oedogonium capilliforme
          • Oedogonium cardiacum
          • Oedogonium carolinianum
          • Oedogonium ciliatum
          • Oedogonium concatenatum
          • Oedogonium crassiusculum
          • Oedogonium crassum
          • Oedogonium crenulatocostatum
          • Oedogonium crispum
          • Oedogonium croasdaleae
          • Oedogonium cryptoporum
          • Oedogonium curtum
          • Oedogonium cyathigerum
          • Oedogonium decipiens
          • Oedogonium depressum
          • Oedogonium diversum
          • Oedogonium echinospermum
          • Oedogonium epiphyticum
          • Oedogonium exocostatum
          • Oedogonium fennicum
          • Oedogonium fragile
          • Oedogonium gallicum
          • Oedogonium giganteum
          • Oedogonium globosum
          • Oedogonium gracilimum
          • Oedogonium gracilius
          • Oedogonium grande
          • Oedogonium gunnii
          • Oedogonium hians
          • Oedogonium hirnii
          • Oedogonium hispidum
          • Oedogonium howardii
          • Oedogonium hystricinum
          • Oedogonium idioandrosporum
          • Oedogonium inclusum
          • Oedogonium inconspicuum
          • Oedogonium intermedium
          • Oedogonium iowense
          • Oedogonium irregulare
          • Oedogonium itzigsohnii
          • Oedogonium kjellmanii
          • Oedogonium kozminskii
          • Oedogonium kurzii
          • Oedogonium laeve
          • Oedogonium landsboroughii
          • Oedogonium latiusculum
          • Oedogonium lautumniarum
          • Oedogonium longatum
          • Oedogonium longiarticulatum
          • Oedogonium macrandrium
          • Oedogonium macrospermum
          • Oedogonium magnum
          • Oedogonium magnusii
          • Oedogonium majus
          • Oedogonium megaporum
          • Oedogonium mexicanum
          • Oedogonium michiganense
          • Oedogonium microgonium
          • Oedogonium minisporum
          • Oedogonium minus
          • Oedogonium mitratum
          • Oedogonium monile
          • Oedogonium moniliforme
          • Oedogonium multisporum
          • Oedogonium nanum
          • Oedogonium nodulosum
          • Oedogonium oblongum
          • Oedogonium oelandicum
          • Oedogonium orientale
          • Oedogonium oviforme
          • Oedogonium pachydermum
          • Oedogonium paludosum
          • Oedogonium patulum
          • Oedogonium paucostritum
          • Oedogonium perfectum
          • Oedogonium pisanum
          • Oedogonium plagiostomum
          • Oedogonium plusiosporum
          • Oedogonium poecilosporum
          • Oedogonium polyandrium
          • Oedogonium porrectum
          • Oedogonium pratense
          • Oedogonium princeps
          • Oedogonium pringsheimi
          • Oedogonium psaegmatosporum
          • Oedogonium pseudo-boscii
          • Oedogonium pseudoplenum
          • Oedogonium punctatostriatum
          • Oedogonium pusillum
          • Oedogonium pyriforme
          • Oedogonium reinschii
          • Oedogonium richterianum
          • Oedogonium rivulare
          • Oedogonium rufescens
          • Oedogonium rugulosum
          • Oedogonium sancti-thomae
          • Oedogonium sawyerii
          • Oedogonium sexanulare
          • Oedogonium sinuatum
          • Oedogonium smithii
          • Oedogonium sociale
          • Oedogonium sodiroanum
          • Oedogonium spheroideum
          • Oedogonium spiralidens
          • Oedogonium spirostriatum
          • Oedogonium spurium
          • Oedogonium stellatum
          • Oedogonium striatum
          • Oedogonium subplenum
          • Oedogonium subsexangulare
          • Oedogonium suecicum
          • Oedogonium tapeinosporum
          • Oedogonium taphrosporum
          • Oedogonium tiffanyi
          • Oedogonium trioicum
          • Oedogonium tyrolicum
          • Oedogonium undulatum
          • Oedogonium upsaliense
          • Oedogonium urceolatum
          • Oedogonium varians
          • Oedogonium vaucherii
          • Oedogonium verrucosum
          • Oedogonium vulgare
          • Oedogonium welwitschii
          • Oedogonium westii
          • Oedogonium wolleanum
          • Oedogonium wyliei
    • Order Schizogoniales
    • Order Siphonales
      • Family Phyllosiphonaceae
      • Family Vaucheriaceae
        • Genus Dichotomosiphon
          • Dichotomosiphon tuberosus
        • Genus Vaucheria
          • Vaucheria aversa
          • Vaucheria geminata
          • Vaucheria hamata
          • Vaucheria longipes
          • Vaucheria nicholsii
          • Vaucheria ornithocephala
          • Vaucheria pachydermum
          • Vaucheria polysperma
          • Vaucheria orthocarpa
          • Vaucheria terrestris
          • Vaucheria sessilis
    • Order Sphaeropleales
    • Order Tetrasporales
    • Order Ulotrichales
    • Order Ulvales
    • Order Volvocales
    • Order Zygnematales
      • Desmids - Orders Desmidaceae, Gonatozygonaceae, Mesotaeniaceae
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      • Family Zygnemataceae
        • Genus Debarya
          • Debarya ackleyana
          • Debarya glyptosperma
        • Genus Mougeotia H
          • Mougeotia abnormis
          • Mougeotia americana
          • Mougeotia calcarea
          • Mougeotia capucina
          • Mougeotia cyanea
          • Mougeotia elegantula
          • Mougeotia floridana
          • Mougeotia genuflexa
          • Mougeotia gracilima
          • Mougeotia hirnii
          • Mougeotia laetevirens
          • Mougeotia laevis
          • Mougeotia maltae
          • Mougeotia micropora
          • Mougeotia nummuloides
          • Mougeotia parvula
          • Mougeotia pulchella
          • Mougeotia punctata
          • Mougeotia quadrangulata
          • Mougeotia reinschii
          • Mougeotia recurva
          • Mougeotia robusta
          • Mougeotia scalaris
          • Mougeotia sphaerocarpa
          • Mougeotia tumidula
          • Mougeotia varians
          • Mougeotia ventricosa
          • Mougeotia virescens
          • Mougeotia viridis
        • Genus Mougeotiopsis
          • Mougeotiopsis calospora
        • Genus Pleurodiscus
        • Genus Spirogyra H
          • Spirogyra aequinoctialis
          • Spirogyra affinis
          • Spirogyra borgeanna
          • Spirogyra borysthenica
          • Spirogyra catenaeformis
          • Spirogyra circumlineata
          • Spirogyra collinsii
          • Spirogyra communis
          • Spirogyra condensata
          • Spirogyra crassa
          • Spirogyra daedaleoides
          • Spirogyra decimina
          • Spirogyra dubia
          • Spirogyra ellipsospora
          • Spirogyra fallax
          • Spirogyra farlowii
          • Spirogyra flavescens
          • Spirogyra fluviatilis
          • Spirogyra fuellebornei
          • Spirogyra gracilis
          • Spirogyra gratiana
          • Spirogyra grevilleana
          • Spirogyra inconstans
          • Spirogyra inflata
          • Spirogyra juergensii
          • Spirogyra jugalis
          • Spirogyra laxa
          • Spirogyra longata
          • Spirogyra majuscula
          • Spirogyra maxima
          • Spirogyra micropunctata
          • Spirogyra mirabilis
          • Spirogyra nitida
          • Spirogyra novae-angliae
          • Spirogyra orientalis
          • Spirogyra porangabae
          • Spirogyra porticalis
          • Spirogyra pratensis
          • Spirogyra protecta
          • Spirogyra pseudofloridana
          • Spirogyra reflexa
          • Spirogyra rhizobrachialis
          • Spirogyra rivularis
          • Spirogyra scrobiculata
          • Spirogyra singularis
          • Spirogyra spreeiana
          • Spirogyra stictica
          • Spirogyra subsalsa
          • Spirogyra suecica
          • Spirogyra sulcata
          • Spirogyra tenuissima
          • Spirogyra teodoresci
          • Spirogyra triplicata
          • Spirogyra varians
          • Spirogyra weberi
        • Genus Temnogametum
        • Genus Zygnema
          • Zygnema carinatum
          • Zygnema chalybeospermum
          • Zygnema conspicuum
          • Zygnema cyanosporum
          • Zygnema decussatum
          • Zygnema insigne
          • Zygnema leospermum
          • Zygnema micropunctatum
          • Zygnema pectinatum
          • Zygnema stellinum
          • Zygnema sterile
          • Zygnema synadelphum
        • Genus Zygnemopsis
          • Zygnemopsis americana
          • Zygnemopsis decussata
          • Zygnemopsis desmidioides
          • Zygnemopsis minuta
          • Zygnemopsis spiralis
          • Zygnemopsis tiffaniana
        • Genus Zygogonium
          • Zygogonium ericetorum
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  • Class Charophyceae
    • Order Charales
  • Division Chrysophyta
    • Class Xanthophyceae
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    • Class Chrysophyceae
      • Order Chromulinales
        • Family Chromulinaceae
          • Genus Chromulina
            • Chromulina erkensis*#
            • Chromulina minor*
            • Chromulina vagans#
            • Chromulina zartensis*
        • Family Chrysococcaceae
          • Genus Chrysococcus#
            • Chrysococcus rufescens*
          • Genus Kephyrion
            • Kephyrion asper*
            • Kephyrion boreale*#
            • Kephyrion cupuliformae*#
            • Kephyrion cylindricum*
            • Kephyrion doliolum*#
            • Kephyrion littorale*#
            • Kephyrion ovale*#
            • Kephyrion rubi-calustri*
            • Kephyrion spirale*H
      • Order Chrysocapsales
      • Order Chrysomonadales
        • Suborder Chromulineae
          • Family Mallomonadaceae
            • Genus Chrysosphaerella Dm
              • Chrysosphaerella longispina*# Dh
              • Chrysosphaerella rodlei*
            • Genus Mallomonas #H
              • Mallomonas acaroides
              • Mallomonas alpina
              • Mallomonas apochromatica
              • Mallomonas caudata
              • Mallomonas elliptica
              • Mallomonas fastigata
              • Mallomonas majorensis*
              • Mallomonas producta
              • Mallomonas pseudocoronata*
              • Mallomonas tonsurata
              • Mallomonas urnaformis
        • Suborder Isochrysidineae
        • Suborder Ochromonadineae
          • Family Ochromonadaceae
            • Genus Dinobryon
              • Dinobryon acuminatum*#
              • Dinobryon bavaricum*#H DsDh
              • Dinobryon borgei*#
              • Dinobryon calciformis
              • Dinobryon crenulatum*#
              • Dinobryon cylindricum*#H
              • Dinobryon divergens*#H DsDmDo
              • Dinobryon evenulatum*
              • Dinobryon sertularia*H
              • Dinobryon sociale*#H Ds
              • Dinobryon stokesii*
              • Dinobryon tabellariae
              • Dinobryon tubaeformae*
              • Dinobryon utriculus*
              • Dinobryon vanhoeffenii
            • Genus Epipyxis*#
            • Genus Hyalobryon*
              • Hyalobryon mucicola
            • Genus Ochromonas*#
            • Genus Pseudokephyrion
              • Pseudokephyrion acutum*
              • Pseudokephyrion alaskanum*
              • Pseudokephyrion attenuatum*#H
              • Pseudokephyrion conicum*#
              • Pseudokephyrion ellipsoideum#
              • Pseudokephyrion entzii#
              • Pseudokephyrion formosissimum*
              • Pseudokephyrion latum*#
              • Pseudokephyrion millerense*#
              • Pseudokephyrion undulatissimum*
            • Genus Uroglena*
            • Genus Uroglenopsis
              • Uroglenopsis americana

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      • Order Chrysosphaerales
      • Order Chrysotrichales
      • Order Monosigales
      • Order Prymnesiales
      • Order Rhizochrysidales
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      • Order Stichogleales
    • Class Bacillariophyceae - Diatoms (See - Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Checklist of Great Lakes Diatoms) - The list below highlights only those species found in the supplemental references. Be sure to click the above link if you want the full list! All species listed below are also included in the linked checklist except: Cyclotella tecta, Cyclotella unipunctata, Gomphonema simus, Nitzschia pilum Thalassiosira baltica and Synedra socia.
        • Genus Achnanthes
          • Achnanthes brevipes #
          • Achnanthes conspicua *#
          • Achnanthes didyma #
          • Achnanthes dispar *
          • Achnanthes oestrupi *#
        • Genus Achnanthidium
          • Achnanthidium biasolettianum *#
          • Achnanthidium exiguum *#
          • Achnanthidium exilis *
          • Achnanthidium kryophila #
          • Achnanthidium microcephalum *
          • Achnanthidium minutissimum *#
        • Genus Actinocyclus
          • Actinocyclus normanii
            • Actinocyclus normanii fo. subsalsa (aka Coscinodiscus radiatus, C. subsalsa, C. subtilis)E*#
        • Genus Amphipleura
          • Amphipleura pellucida *#
        • Genus Amphora
          • Amphora hemicycla *
          • Amphora ovalis *#H
          • Amphora perpusilla *#
          • Amphora thumensis *#
        • Genus Asterionella
          • Asterionella formosa*#H
        • Genus Aulacoseira
          • Aulacoseira ambigua (aka Gallionella distans, Melosira distans)*H
          • Aulacoseira distans *
          • Aulacoseira granulata (aka Lysigonium granulata, Melosira granulata)*#H
          • Aulacoseira islandica (aka Melosira islandica)*#H DsDmDhDeDo
          • Aulacoseira italica (aka Melosira italica) *#H
          • Aulacoseira subarctica DmDh
        • Genus Brachysira
          • Brachysira vitrea *#
        • Genus Caloneis
          • Caloneis bacillum *
        • Genus Campylodiscus
          • Campylodiscus noricus
            • Campylodiscus noricus var. hibernicus (aka Campylodiscus noricus var. hibernica, C. hibernicus)H
        • Genus Cavinula
          • Cavinula jaernefeltii (aka Navicula jaernefeltii)*
          • Cavinula lacustris (aka Navicula lacustris)*
        • Genus Cocconeis
          • Cocconeis disculus *
          • Cocconeis neodiminuta (aka Cocconeis diminuta)*#
          • Cocconeis pediculus#
          • Cocconeis placentula*#
        • Genus Coscinodiscus
          • Coscinodiscus rothii #
        • Genus Craticula
          • Craticula cuspidata (aka Navicula cuspidata) H
        • Genus Cyclostephanos
          • Cyclostephanos dubius (aka Stephanodiscus dubius)*#H
          • Cyclostephanos tholiformis *#
        • Genus Cyclotella
          • Cyclotella antiqua *
          • Cyclotella atomus E*#
          • Cyclotella catenata *
          • Cyclotella comensis *# DhDe
          • Cyclotella comta *#H DsDh
          • Cyclotella cryptica E*#
          • Cyclotella delicatula* # Ds
          • Cyclotella glomerata *
          • Cyclotella krammeri *#
          • Cyclotella kuetzingiana (aka Cyclotella kutzingiana) *H
            • Cyclotella kuetzingiana var. planetophora (aka Cyclotella kuetzingiana var. phanetophora) H
          • Cyclotella meneghiniana *#
          • Cyclotella michiganiana*#
          • Cyclotella ocellata *#H De
          • Cyclotella pseudostelligeraE*#
          • Cyclotella stelligera *#
          • Cyclotella tecta *
          • Cyclotella unipunctata#
          • Cyclotella wolterecki E*#
        • Genus Cymatopleura
          • Cymatopleura elliptica H
          • Cymatopleura solea *#H
            • Cymatopleura solea var. apiculata H
        • Genus Cymbella
          • Cymbella affinis (aka Cocconema fusidium)#
          • Cymbella cesatii *
          • Cymbella cistula (aka Cocconema cistula)*
          • Cymbella delicatula *
          • Cymbella elginsis (aka C. turgida) H
          • Cymbella lanceolata (aka Cocconema lanceolatum) H
          • Cymbella mexicana H
          • Cymbella microcephala *#
          • Cymbella tumida H
        • Genus Denticula #
          • Denticula tenuis *
            • Denticula tenuis var. crassula H
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        • Genus Diatoma
          • Diatoma ehrenbergii E
          • Diatoma hiemale #H
          • Diatoma tenue *#H
            • Diatoma tenue var. elongatum (aka Diatoma elongatum)*H
          • Diatoma vulgare#H
        • Genus Diploneis
          • Diploneis elliptica *
          • Diploneis oculata *
          • Diploneis ovalis *
          • Diploneis parma *
        • Genus Encyonema
          • Encyonema minutum (aka Cymbella minuta)*#
          • Encyonema norvegica (aka Cymbella norvegica)*
          • Encyonema prostratum (aka Cymbella prostrata, aka Gloeonema paradoxum)*#
          • Encyonema silesiacum (aka Cymbella minuta v. silesiacum)H
        • Genus Entomoneis
          • Entomoneis ornata *H
        • Genus Epithemia
          • Epithemia adnata H
            • Epithemia adnata var. saxonica H
          • Epithemia turgida H
        • Genus Eucocconeis
          • Eucocconeis flexella *H
          • Eucocconeis lapponica *
        • Genus Eunotia #
        • Genus Fragilaria
          • Fragilaria capucina*#H
          • Fragilaria crotonensis *#H DsDmDhDeDo
          • Fragilaria intermedia *#H
          • Fragilaria radians (aka Synedra radians) *#
          • Fragilaria vaucheriae*#H
        • Genus Fragilariforma
          • Fragilariforma virescens (aka Fragilaria virescens) *#H
        • Genus Geissleria
          • Geissleria acceptata (aka Navicula acceptata)*
          • Geissleria decussis (aka Navicula decussis)#
        • Genus Gomphoneis
          • Gomphoneis herculeana H
          • Gomphoneis olivacea (aka Gomphonema olivaceum) *#H
        • Genus Gomphonema
          • Gomphonema acuminatum H
          • Gomphonema affine *
          • Gomphonema dichotomum *
          • Gomphonema gracile *
          • Gomphonema parvulum *
          • Gomphonema pseudotenellum (aka G. tenellum) *#
          • Gomphonema simus#
          • Gomphonema tergestinum *
          • Gomphonema ventricosum H
        • Genus Gyrosigma
          • Gyrosigma acuminatum (aka G. spencerii)*H
          • Gyrosigma attenuatum H
          • Gyrosigma sciotoense *#
        • Genus Hippodonta
          • Hippodonta capitata (aka Navicula capitata)*
        • Genus Karayevia
          • Karayevia clevei *#
        • Genus Kobaysia
          • Kobaysia subtilissima (aka Navicula subtilissima)#
        • Genus Martyana
          • Martyana martyi (aka Opephora martyi)*
        • Genus Melosira
          • Melosira varians *
        • Genus Meridion
          • Meridion anceps (aka Diatoma anceps)H
          • Meridion circulare *
        • Genus Navicula
          • Navicula aurora *
          • Navicula cincta *
          • Navicula cryptocefalsa (aka Navicula cryptocephala)*#H
          • Navicula graciloides *
          • Navicula gregaria *#
          • Navicula integra *
          • Navicula lanceolata *#
          • Navicula menisculus *#
          • Navicula minima #
          • Navicula oblonga H
          • Navicula odiosa *#
          • Navicula platystoma *
          • Navicula radiosa *#H
          • Navicula reinhardtii *#H
          • Navicula rhynchocephala *H
          • Navicula seminuloides *#
          • Navicula splendicula #
          • Navicula submuralis *#
          • Navicula tripunctata *
          • Navicula viridula*#
        • Genus Neidium H
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        • Genus Nitzschia
          • Nitzschia acicularis *#
          • Nitzschia acula *
          • Nitzschia amphibia *#
          • Nitzschia bacata *
          • Nitzschia capitellata *#
          • Nitzschia closterium *
          • Nitzschia confinis *#
          • Nitzschia denticula *#
          • Nitzschia dissipata *#
          • Nitzschia fonticola *#
          • Nitzschia frustulum *#
          • Nitzschia gandersheimiensis *#
          • Nitzschia graciliformis *#
          • Nitzschia gracilis *
          • Nitzschia heufleriana (aka Nizschia lauenburgiana)*#Do
          • Nitzschia impressa *
          • Nitzschia kuetzingiana *#
          • Nitzschia lacuum *#
          • Nitzschia linearis *H
          • Nitzschia mediocris *
          • Nitzschia palea *#H
          • Nitzschia paleacea *
          • Nitzschia pilum#
          • Nitzschia pura *#
          • Nitzschia pusilla *
          • Nitzschia recta *#
          • Nitzschia romana *
          • Nitzschia rostellata*#
          • Nitzschia sigmoidea *H
          • Nitzschia sociabilis *
          • Nitzschia spiculoides *
          • Nitzschia spiculum *
          • Nitzschia subacicularis *#
          • Nitzschia sublinearis *#
          • Nitzschia subrostrata #
          • Nitzschia tenuis *
          • Nitzschia tropica *#
          • Nitzschia valdestriata *
        • Genus Pinnularia
          • Pinnularia major H
        • Genus Placoneis
          • Placoneis exigua (aka Navicula exigua)*
          • Placoneis gastrum (aka Navicula gastrum)*
          • Placoneis pseudanglica (aka Navicula anglica)*
        • Genus Planothidium
          • Planothidium haukianum*
          • Planothidium lanceolatum *#H
        • Genus Psammothidium
          • Psammothidium levanderi *
          • Psammothidium ventralis #
        • Genus Pseudostaurosira
          • Pseudostaurosira brevistriata (aka Fragilaria brevistriata)*#
        • Genus Reimeria
          • Reimeria sinuata (aka Cymbella sinuata)*
        • Genus Rhoicosphenia#
          • Rhoicosphenia curvata *
        • Genus Sellaphora
          • Sellaphora pupula (aka Navicula pupula)*
          • Sellaphora seminulum (aka Navicula seminulum)*
        • Genus Skeletonema
          • Skeletonema potamos E*H
          • Skeletonema subsalsum E
        • Genus Stauroneis
          • Stauroneis smithii *
        • Genus Staurosira
          • Staurosira construens (aka Fragilaria construens)*#H
        • Genus Staurosirella
          • Staurosirella lapponica (aka Fragilaria lapponica)*
          • Staurosirella leptostauron (aka Fragilaria leptostauron)*H
          • Staurosirella pinnata (aka Fragilaria pinnata)*#H
        • Genus Stephanodiscus
          • Stephanodiscus alpinus *# DmDeDo
          • Stephanodiscus astraea H
          • Stephanodiscus binderanus E*#H De
          • Stephanodiscus carconensis*
          • Stephanodiscus hantzschii *#H
            • Stephanodiscus hantzschii fo. tenuis (aka Stephanodiscus tenuis)*#HDe
          • Stephanodiscus lucens *
          • Stephanodiscus minutulus *#
          • Stephanodiscus niagarae *#H DsDeDo
          • Stephanodiscus parvus *# De
          • Stephanodiscus subtilis E
          • Stephanodiscus subtransilvanicus DsDmDh
          • Stephanodiscus transylvanicus*#
        • Genus Surirella
          • Surirella birostrata *
          • Surirella brebissonii (aka Surirella ovata) *#H
        • Genus Synedra
          • Synedra acus *#
          • Synedra amphicephala *
          • Synedra cyclopum *#
          • Synedra delicatissima *#
          • Synedra filiformis *#
          • Synedra minuscula *
          • Synedra ostenfeldii *#
          • Synedra parasitica *
          • Synedra socia#
          • Synedra tenera #
          • Synedra ulna *#H
        • Genus Tabellaria
          • Tabellaria fenestrata *H Dh
          • Tabellaria flocculosa *#H Dh
        • Genus Thalassiosira
          • Thalassiosira baltica E Do
          • Thalassiosira bramaputrae (aka Coscinodiscus lacustris, Thalassiosira lacustris)E*#
          • Thalassiosira guillardii EE
          • Thalassiosira pseudonana E
          • Thalassiosira weissflogii (aka Thalassiosira fluviatilis) *E
        • Genus Tryblionella
          • Tryblionella acuta (aka Nitzschia acuta)*
          • Tryblionella angustata (aka Nitzschia angustata)*#H
          • Tryblionella gracile (aka Nitzschia tryblionella)#
        • Genus Urosolenia
          • Urosolenia eriensis (aka Rhizosolenia eriensis)*H
          • Urosolenia longiseta (aka Rhizosolenia longiseta)*#
    Division Euglenophyta
    • Class Euglenophyceae
      • Order Euglenales
        • Family Euglenaceae
          • Genus Colacium
            • Colacium arbuscula
            • Colacium vesiculosum
          • Genus Euglena *
            • Euglena acus H
            • Euglena convoluta
            • Euglena deses
            • Euglena ehrenbergii
            • Euglena elastica
            • Euglena elongata
            • Euglena gracilis
            • Euglena minuta
            • Euglena oxyuris
            • Euglena polymorpha
            • Euglena proxima
            • Euglena sanguinea
            • Euglena spirogyra
            • Euglena tripteris
          • Genus Lepocinclis H
            • Lepocinclis acuta
            • Lepocinclis fusiformis
            • Lepocinclis glabra
            • Lepocinclis ovum
            • Lepocinclis playfairiana
            • Lepocinclis sphagnophila
          • Genus Phacus *#
            • Phacus acuminatus
            • Phacus alatus
            • Phacus anacoelus
            • Phacus asymmetrica
            • Phacus birgei
            • Phacus crenulata
            • Phacus chloroplastes
            • Phacus helikoides
            • Phacus lemmermannii
            • Phacus longicauda
            • Phacus nordstedtii
            • Phacus orbicularis
            • Phacus pleuronectes
            • Phacus pseudoswirenkoi
            • Phacus pyrum
            • Phacus segretii
            • Phacus spirogyra
            • Phacus suecicus
            • Phacus swirenkoi
            • Phacus tortus
            • Phacus triqueter
          • Genus Trachelomonas *
            • Trachelomonas abrupta
            • Trachelomonas acanthostoma
            • Trachelomonas aculeata
            • Trachelomonas armata
            • Trachelomonas bulla
            • Trachelomonas charkowiensis
            • Trachelomonas crebea
            • Trachelomonas cylindrica
            • Trachelomonas dubia
            • Trachelomonas dybowskii
            • Trachelomonas erecta
            • Trachelomonas euchlora
            • Trachelomonas giardiana
            • Trachelomonas granulosa
            • Trachelomonas hexangulata
            • Trachelomonas hispida
            • Trachelomonas horrida
            • Trachelomonas intermedia
            • Trachelomonas kelloggii
            • Trachelomonas lacustris
            • Trachelomonas mammillosa
            • Trachelomonas playfairii
            • Trachelomonas pulchella
            • Trachelomonas pulcherrima H
            • Trachelomonas robusta
            • Trachelomonas rotunda
            • Trachelomonas scabra
            • Trachelomonas similis
            • Trachelomonas speciosa
            • Trachelomonas spectabilis
            • Trachelomonas superba
            • Trachelomonas sydneyensis
            • Trachelomonas triangularis
            • Trachelomonas varians
            • Trachelomonas volvocina#H
    Division Chloromonadophyta
    • Vacuolaria sp. ?*
    • Class Chloromonadineae

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    Division Pyrrhophyta
    • Class Cryptophyceae
      • Family Cryptochrysidaceae
        • Genus Chroomonas
          • Chroomonas acuta*#
          • Chroomonas caudata*
          • Chroomonas nordstedtii*#
          • Chroomonas pochmanni*
        • Genus Rhodomonas
          • Rhodomonas lacustris*#
          • Rhodomonas lens*# DmDh
          • Rhodomonas minuta*#H DsDmDhDeDo
          • Rhodomonas pusilla*#
      • Family Cryptomonadaceae
        • Genus Chilomonas
          • Chilomonas acuta*
        • Genus Cryptomonas
          • Cryptomonas brevis*#
          • Cryptomonas caudalus#
          • Cryptomonas caudata*#
          • Cryptomonas curvata*#
          • Cryptomonas erosa*#H DsDmDhDeDo
          • Cryptomonas lobata*
          • Cryptomonas marssonii*#
          • Cryptomonas obovata*
          • Cryptomonas ovata*# DmDo
          • Cryptomonas parapyrenoidifera*#
          • Cryptomonas phaseolus*#
          • Cryptomonas platyuris*#
          • Cryptomonas pusilla*
          • Cryptomonas pyrenoidiosa#
          • Cryptomonas pyrenoidifera*# Dh
          • Cryptomonas reflexa*#
          • Cryptomonas rostratiformis*#
          • Cryptomonas tenuis*
          • Cryptomonas tetrapyrenoidiosa*#
    • Class Dinophyceae
      • Order Dinococcales
      • Order Dinotrichales
      • Order Gymnodiniales
      • Order Peridiniales
        • Family Ceratiaceae
          • Genus Ceratium
            • Ceratium carolinianum
            • Ceratium cornutum
            • Ceratium hirundinella*#H DhDeDo
        • Family Glenodiniaceae
          • Genus Glenodinium #
            • Glenodinium armatum
            • Glenodinium borgei
            • Glenodinium gymnodinium
            • Glenodinium kulczynskii
            • Glenodinium palustre
            • Glenodinium penardiforme
            • Glenodinium pulvisculus H
            • Glenodinium quadridens*
          • Genus Hemidinium
            • Hemidinium nasutum
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        • Family Peridiniaceae
          • Genus Peridinium DmDhDo
            • Peridinium aciculiferum#
            • Peridinium cinctum*H
            • Peridinium gatunense
            • Peridinium inconspicuum*H
            • Peridinium limbatum
            • Peridinium pusillum H
            • Peridinium viguieri*#
            • Peridinium wisconsinense
            • Peridinium willei H
    Division Cyanophyta
    • Class Myxophyceae
      • Order Chamaesiphonales
        • Family Chamaesiphonaceae
      • Order Chroococcales
        • Family Chroococcaceae
          • Genus Anacystis
            • Anacystis montana*# DsDe
            • Anacystis thermalis*#
          • Genus Aphanocapsa
            • Aphanocapsa delicatissima H Dm
            • Aphanocapsa elachista*H
            • Aphanocapsa endophytica
            • Aphanocapsa grevillei
            • Aphanocapsa pulchra
            • Aphanocapsa rivularis
          • Genus Aphanothece H
            • Aphanothece castagnei (aka Anacystis marginata)
            • Aphanothece clathrata
            • Aphanothece gelatinosa*#
            • Aphanothece microscopica*
            • Aphanothece microspora
            • Aphanothece nidulans*
            • Aphanothece pallida (aka Gloeothece rupestris, Anacystis rupestris)
            • Aphanothece prasina (aka Anacystis rupestris v. prasina)
            • Aphanothece saxicola
            • Aphanothece stagnina (aka Anacystis rupestris)
          • Genus Chroococcus
            • Chroococcus dispersus*#
            • Chroococcus giganteus
            • Chroococcus limneticus*#H
            • Chroococcus minimus H
            • Chroococcus minor
            • Chroococcus minutus H
            • Chroococcus pallidus
            • Chroococcus prescottii
            • Chroococcus turgidus
            • Chroococcus varius
          • Genus Coccochloris
            • Coccochloris elabans*
          • Genus Coelosphaerium
            • Coelosphaerium dubium*#
            • Coelosphaerium kuetzingianum H
            • Coelosphaerium naegelianum*#H
            • Coelosphaerium pallidum
          • Genus Cyanarcus*
            • Cyanarcus hamiformis
          • Genus Dactylococcopsis H
            • Dactylococcopsis acicularis
            • Dactylococcopsis fascicularis
            • Dactylococcopsis smithii*
            • Dactylococcopsis rhaphidiodes
          • Genus Glaucocystis
            • Glaucocystis duplex
            • Glaucocystis oocystiformis
            • Glaucocystis nostochinearum
          • Genus Gloeocapsa
            • Gloeocapsa aeruginosa
            • Gloeocapsa calcarea
            • Gloeocapsa punctata
            • Gloeocapsa rupestris
          • Genus Gloeochaete
            • Gloeochaete wittrockiana
          • Genus Gloeothece H
            • Gloeothece fusco-lutea
            • Gloeothece linearis
            • Gloeothece rupestris*#
          • Genus Gomphosphaeria
            • Gomphosphaeria aponina*#
            • Gomphosphaeria lacustris H
          • Genus Holopedium
            • Holopedium irregulare
          • Genus Marssoniella
            • Marssoniella elegans
          • Genus Merismopedia
            • Merismopedia chondroidea
            • Merismopedia convoluta
            • Merismopedia elegans
            • Merismopedia glauca H
            • Merismopedia punctata
            • Merismopedia tenuissima H
            • Merismopedia trolleri
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          • Genus Microcystis De
            • Microcystis aeruginosa (aka Microcystis flos-aquae, Microcystis ichthyoblabe) H
            • Microcystis incerta (aka Microcystis pulverea) H
          • Genus Rhabdoderma
            • Rhabdoderma gorskii*
            • Rhabdoderma irregulare
            • Rhabdoderma lineare
            • Rhabdoderma sigmoidea
          • Genus Synechococcus *#
            • Synechococcus aeruginosus
      • Order Hormogonales
        • SubOrder Homocystineae
          • Family Oscillatoriaceae
            • Genus Arthrospira
            • Genus Hydrocoleum
              • Hydrocoleum oligotrichum
            • Genus Lyngbya
              • Lyngbya aerugineo-caerulea
              • Lyngbya aestuarii
              • Lyngbya birgei H
              • Lyngbya contorta H
              • Lyngbya diguetti
              • Lyngbya epiphytica
              • Lyngbya hieronymusii
              • Lyngbya lagerheimia
              • Lyngbya latissima
              • Lyngbya limnetica* (aka L. limneticum)
              • Lyngbya major
              • Lyngbya martensiana
              • Lyngbya nordgaardii
              • Lyngbya purpurea
              • Lyngbya spirulinoides
              • Lyngbya taylorii
              • Lyngbya versicolor
            • Genus Microcoleus
              • Microcoleus lacustris
              • Microcoleus paludosus
              • Microcoleus vaginatus
            • Genus Oscillatoria
              • Oscillatoria acutissima H
              • Oscillatoria agardhii*H
              • Oscillatoria amoena
              • Oscillatoria amphibia
              • Oscillatoria anguina
              • Oscillatoria angusta
              • Oscillatoria angustissima
              • Oscillatoria articulata
              • Oscillatoria bornetii
              • Oscillatoria chalybea
              • Oscillatoria curviceps
              • Oscillatoria formosa
              • Oscillatoria granulata
              • Oscillatoria hamelii
              • Oscillatoria lacustris
              • Oscillatoria limnea
              • Oscillatoria limnetica*#
              • Oscillatoria minima Ds
              • Oscillatoria nigra
              • Oscillatoria ornata
              • Oscillatoria princeps
              • Oscillatoria prolifica*
              • Oscillatoria rubescens*
              • Oscillatoria sancta
              • Oscillatoria splendida
              • Oscillatoria subbrevis*
              • Oscillatoria tenuis*H Dh
              • Oscillatoria terebriformis
            • Genus Phormidium
              • Phormidium ambiguum
              • Phormidium autumnale
              • Phormidium corium
              • Phormidium favosum
              • Phormidium incrustatum
              • Phormidium inundatum
              • Phormidium lucidum
              • Phormidium minnesotense
              • Phormidium mucicola
              • Phormidium retzii
              • Phormidium setchellianum
              • Phormidium subfuscum
              • Phormidium tenue
              • Phormidium uncinatum
            • Genus Schizothrix
              • Schizothrix fasciculata
              • Schizothrix friesii
              • Schizothrix fuscescens
              • Schizothrix lacustris
              • Schizothrix lardcea
              • Schizothrix muelleri
              • Schizothrix rivularis
              • Schizothrix tinctoria
              • Schizothrix vaginata
            • Genus Spirulina *#
              • Spirulina laxa
              • Spirulina laxissima
              • Spirulina major
              • Spirulina nordstedtii
              • Spirulina princeps
              • Spirulina subsalsa
            • Genus Symploca
              • Symploca muscorum
            • Genus Trichodesmium
        • Suborder Heterocystineae
          • Family Nostocaceae
            • Genus Anabaena
              • Anabaena aequalis
              • Anabaena affinis
              • Anabaena augustumnalis
              • Anabaena azollae
              • Anabaena bornetiana
              • Anabaena catenula
              • Anabaena circinalis*#
              • Anabaena felisii
              • Anabaena flos-aquae*# H
              • Anabaena helicoidea
              • Anabaena inaequalis
              • Anabaena lapponica
              • Anabaena levanderi
              • Anabaena limnetica
              • Anabaena macrospora
              • Anabaena oscillarioides
              • Anabaena planctonica
              • Anabaena scheremetievi
              • Anabaena spiroides*#
              • Anabaena subcylindrica
              • Anabaena torulosa
              • Anabaena unispora
              • Anabaena variabilis
              • Anabaena verrucosa
              • Anabaena viguieri
              • Anabaena wisconsinense
            • Genus Anabaenopsis
              • Anabaenopsis elenkinii
            • Genus Aphanizomenon
              • Aphanizomenon flos-aquae*# H
            • Genus Aulosira
              • Aulosira laxa
            • Genus Cylindrospermopsis
              • Cylindrospermopsis raciborski
            • Genus Cylindrospermum
              • Cylindrospermum catenatum
              • Cylindrospermum licheniforme
              • Cylindrospermum majus
              • Cylindrospermum marchicum
              • Cylindrospermum minimum
              • Cylindrospermum minutissimum
              • Cylindrospermum minutum
              • Cylindrospermum muscicola
              • Cylindrospermum stagnale
            • Genus Nodularia
              • Nodularia harveyana
              • Nodularia spumigena
            • Genus Nostoc
              • Nostoc caeruleum
              • Nostoc carneum
              • Nostoc comminutum
              • Nostoc commune
              • Nostoc ellipsosporum
              • Nostoc linckia
              • Nostoc microscopicum
              • Nostoc muscorum
              • Nostoc paludosum
              • Nostoc pruniforme
              • Nostoc punctiforme
              • Nostoc sphaericum
              • Nostoc spongiaeforme
              • Nostoc verrucosum
            • Genus Wollea
          • Family Rivulariaceae
            • Genus Calothrix
              • Calothrix adscendens
              • Calothrix atricha
              • Calothrix breviarticulata
              • Calothrix braunii
              • Calothrix epiphytica
              • Calothrix fusca
              • Calothrix parietana
              • Calothrix stagnalis
              • Calothrix stellaris
            • Genus Dichothrix
              • Dichothrix gypsophila
              • Dichothrix hosfordii
              • Dichothrix orsiniana
            • Genus Gloeotrichia
              • Gloeotrichia echinulata
              • Gloeotrichia longiarticulata
              • Gloeotrichia natans
              • Gloeotrichia pisum
            • Genus Rivularia
              • Rivularia haematites
              • Rivularia minutula
            • Genus Sacconema
              • Sacconema rupestre

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          • Family Scytonemataceae
            • Genus Diplonema
            • Genus Microchaete
              • Microchaete diplosiphon
              • Microchaete goeppertiana
              • Microchaete robusta
              • Microchaete spiralis
              • Microchaete tenera
            • Genus Plectonema
              • Plectonema carneum
              • Plectonema nostocorum
              • Plectonema notatum
              • Plectonema purpureum
              • Plectonema tenue
              • Plectonema wollei
            • Genus Scytonema
              • Scytonema alatum
              • Scytonema archangelii
              • Scytonema coactile
              • Scytonema crispum
              • Scytonema mirabile
              • Scytonema myochrous
              • Scytonema tolypothricoides
            • Genus Tolypothrix
              • Tolypothrix conglutinata
              • Tolypothrix distorta
              • Tolypothrix lanata
              • Tolypothrix limbata
              • Tolypothrix tenuis
          • Family Stigonemataceae
            • Genus Fischerella
              • Fischerella ambigua
              • Fischerella muscicola
            • Genus Hapalosiphon
              • Hapalosiphon aureus
              • Hapalosiphon brasiliensis
              • Hapalosiphon confervaceus
              • Hapalosiphon flexuosus
              • Hapalosiphon hibernicus
              • Hapalosiphon intricatus
              • Hapalosiphon pumilus
            • Genus Stigonema
              • Stigonema mamillosum
              • Stigonema mesentericum
              • Stigonema ocellatum
              • Stigonema turfaceum
          • Family Nostochopsaceae
    • Class Chlorobacteriaceae
    Division Phaeophyta
    • Class Phaeophyceae
      • Order Sphacelariales
        • Family Sphacelariaceae
    Division Rhodophyta

    Based on: G.W. Prescott. 1962. Algae of the Western Great Lakes Area. Wm. C. Brown Co., Inc.

    Diatom List from - Stoermer, E. F., Kreis, R. G. Jr. and Andresen, N. A. 1999 Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site    Checklist of diatoms from the Laurentian Great lakes. II. Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  J. Great Lakes Res. 25:515-566.

    *Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Plankton in Lake Michigan 1983 - 1992 . EPA/GLNPO. Epilimnetic Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Biomass and Species Composition in Lake Michigan, 1983 to 1992. Joseph C. Makarewicz, Theodore Lewis and Paul Bertram. October 1994. [Reports Stylotheca aurea - Other references to this species of Chrysophyte cannot be found so this species is not included in the above list]

    #Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Plankton in Lake Ontario 1986 - 1992. EPA/GLNPO. Epilimnetic Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Biomass and Species Composition in Lake Ontario, 1986 to 1992. Joseph C. Makarewicz, Theodore Lewis1 and Paul Bertram. July 1995.

    E Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species List.

    Ds Dm Dh De Do - Dominant algae species of each Lake - Per Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Results From The Great Lakes National Program Office’s Biological Open Water Surveillance Program Of The Laurentian Great Lakes for 1998. EPA.

    H Brown and Manny. 1983. Nearshore Plankton of Hammond Bay, Lake Huron. Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  JGLR 9(4)523-529.

    Additional taxonomic placements based on: Prescott. 1970. how to know the Freshwater Algae. Wm. C. Brown Co. [Ankyra, Chlorogonium, Lobomonas, Phacotus, Pyramidomonas, Sphaerellocystis, Bitrichia, Chromulina, Chrysarachnion, Chrysochromulina, Chrysococcus, Epipyxis, Kephyrion, Monosiga, Ochromonas, Pseudokephyrion, Salpingoeca, Stichogloea, Uroglena, Chilomonas, Rhodomonas, Amphidinium, Enteromorpha, Nitellopsis]

    Additional taxonomic placements based on: Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Protist Information Server. [Chlamydocapsa, Monoraphidium, Planktonema, Selenastrum, Sphaerellopsis]

    Additional taxonomic placements based on: European Register of Marine Species [Hymenomonas]

    Additional taxonomic placements based on: Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Systema Naturae 2000 [Paraphysomonas, Spiniferomonas]

    Additional taxonomic placements based on: Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  VCR LTER Biodiversity Database [Coccochloris]

    ?Additional Taxonomy, uncertain.[Chodatellopsis, Diplochloris, Echinocoleum, Gloedactinium, Chrysolykos, Isthmochloron, Sphacelariales]

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    Algae Links

    Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Algal Image Laboratory - Bowling Green State University
    Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Great Lakes Diatom Home Page - University of Michigan
    Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  The Wall - Michigan Tech
    Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  University Paisley Biodiversity Reference
    Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  AlgaeBase
    Globe icon indicates link to a non-NOAA site  Phytopia

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