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CHLOROPHYCEAE Wille, 1884 (a class of green algae)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

CHAETOPHORALES Wille (an order of green algae)
CHAETOPHORACEAE (a family of algae), eg: Unidentified Stigeoclonium (Unidentified Stigeoclonium Green Algae) - Thallus
Order 4 subtaxa  
CHLAMYDOMONADALES F.E.Fritsch (an order of green algae) Order 3 subtaxa  
BOTRYOCOCCACEAE (a family of algae) Family 1 subtaxon  
Botryococcus braunii Kütz., 1849 (Green Grape Alga)
Colony - equatorial focus
CHLOROCHYTRIACEAE (a family of algae) Family 1 subtaxon  
Chlorochytrium lemnae Cohn, 1872 (a green alga)
Algal cells
RADIOCOCCACEAE (a family of algae) Family 1 subtaxon  
Unidentified Gloeocystis (Unidentified Gloeocystis Green Algae) Unidentified    
OEDOGONIALES (an order of green algae) Order 2 subtaxa  
OEDOGONIACEAE (a family of algae) Family 2 subtaxa  
Unidentified Bulbochaete (Unidentified Bulbochaete Green Algae)
Unidentified Oedogonium (Unidentified Oedogonium Filamentous Green Algae)
Ridged end of cell
SPHAEROPLEALES Luerssen, 1877 (an order of algae)
CHARACIACEAE (a family of algae), eg: Characium angustum (an alga) - Cells on Oedogonium filament HYDRODICTYACEAE (a family of algae), eg: Pediastrum boryanum var. longicorne (a green alga) - Colony SCENEDESMACEAE (a family of algae), eg: Unidentified Scenedesmus (Unidentified Scenedesmus Desmids) - Colonies
Order 4 subtaxa  
VOLVOCALES (an order of algae)
CHLAMYDOMONADACEAE (a family of algae), eg: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (an alga) - Algal cells GONIACEAE (a family of algae), eg: Gonium pectorale (an alga) - Colony HAEMATOCOCCACEAE (a family of algae), eg: Haematococcus pluvialis (a green alga) - Aplanospores VOLVOCACEAE (a family of algae), eg: Volvox tertius (a volvox) - Colony - surface focus
Order 10 subtaxa 3 ident refs
Unidentified Chlorophyceae (Unidentified Chlorophyceaen Green Algae)
Two cells

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Anon, 2011 Algae Identification field guide


Jones, W.E., 1962 A Key to the genera of British Seaweeds

CHLOROPHYCEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(green algae)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 43 feeding and other relationships of CHLOROPHYCEAE (a class of green algae)

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