BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)


Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Kingdom)

CERCOZOA Desportes & Ginsburger-Vogel, 1977 (a phylum of protozoans)
IMBRICATEA (a class of protozoans), eg: Euglypha compressa (a testate rhizopod) - Living? animal
Phylum 6 subtaxa 2 ident refs
CILIOPHORA (a phylum of chromist protozoans)
HETEROTRICHEA (a class of protozoans), eg: Unidentified Stentor (Unidentified Stentor Protists) - Extended state LITOSTOMATEA (CLASS) (a class of protozoans), eg: Unidentified Lacrymaria (Zoo.) (Unidentified Lacrymaria (Zoo.) Protists) - Protozoan OLIGOHYMENOPHOREA (a class of protozoans), eg: Unidentified Vorticella (Unidentified Vorticella Ciliate Protozoans) - Cell
Phylum 19 subtaxa 16 ident refs
CRYPTOPHYTA Cavalier-Smith, 1986 (cryptomonads) Phylum   1 ident refs
GLOBOTHALAMEA Pawlowski, Holzmann, Tyszka, 2013 (a class of foraminiferans) Class 1 subtaxon  
ROTALIIDA Delage & Hérouard, 1896 (an order of foraminiferans) Order 1 subtaxon  
ELPHIDIIDAE Galloway, 1933 (a family of foraminiferans) Family 1 subtaxon  
Elphidium crispum (Linnaeus, 1758) (a foraminiferan)
Shell - top view
MYZOZOA Cavalier-Smith & Chao (a phylum of protozoans) Phylum 3 subtaxa  
DINOPHYCEAE Fritsch, 1927 (dinoflagellates)
PERIDINIALES (an order of dinoflagellates), eg: Glenodinium cinctum (a dinoflagellate) - Cell
Class 3 subtaxa 7 ident refs
OCHROPHYTA Cavalier-Smith, 1995 (a phylum of chromists)
BACILLARIOPHYCEAE (diatoms), eg: Unidentified Bacillariophyceae (Unidentified Diatoms) - Living plant PHAEISTA (a subphylum of chromists), eg: Pelvetia canaliculata (Channelled Wrack) - Thallus
Phylum 45 subtaxa 47 ident refs
OOMYCOTA Arx (a group of mainly plant-parasitic fungi)
OOMYCETES (a group of mainly plant-parasitic
Phylum 78 subtaxa 116 ident refs
Unidentified Chromista (Unidentified Algae)
Cells on tubes
(Chlorophyta/Xanthophyta) (filamentous alga sp)
CHLOROPHYTA (green algae), eg: Cladophora laetevirens (a green seaweed) - Thallus
Informal 45 subtaxa 58 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

algaebase: algaebase
Kreutz, M. & Foissner, W., 2006 The Sphagnum Ponds of Simmelreid in Germany: a biodiversity hot-spot for microscopic organisms

Freshwater and Terrestrial

Belcher, H. & Swale, E., 1976 A Beginner's Guide to Freshwater Algae
Image Archive / The Hilda Canter-Lund Collection: Image Archive / The Hilda Canter-Lund Collection
Cooke, M.C., 1882 British fresh-water algae, exclusive of Desmidieae and Diatomaceae
Guthrie, M., 1989 Animals of the Surface Film
Hingley, M., 1993 Microscopic Life in Sphagnum
AlgaTerra Information System: AlgaTerra Information System
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J., 2002 The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles
Pentecost, A., 1984 Introduction to Freshwater Algae
Prescott, G.W., 1979 How To Know the Freshwater Algae
West, G.S. & Fritsch, F.E., 1932 A Treatise on the Freshwater Algae
AlgaeVision: Virtual Collection of UK Freshwater Algae and Habitats: AlgaeVision: Virtual Collection of UK Freshwater Algae and Habitats
Belcher, H. & Swale, E., 1979 An Illustrated Guide to River Phytoplankton


Gibson, R., Hextall, B. & Rogers, A., 2001 Photographic Guide to the Sea & Shore Life of Britain & North-west Europe
Newton, L, 1931 A Handbook of the British Seaweeds
Larink, O. & Westheide, W., 2006 Coastal Plankton - photo guide for European Seas
Larink, O. & Westheide, W., 2011 Coastal Plankton - photo guide for European Seas (2nd ed)
Newell, G.E. & Newell, R.C., 1973 Marine Plankton - a practical guide
Throndsen, J., Hasle, G.R. & Tangen, K., 2007 Phytoplankton of Norwegian Coastal Waters
Tomas, C.R. (ed.), 1997 Identifying Marine Phytoplankton

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 112 general literature references to CHROMISTA (algae)

CHROMISTA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1020 feeding and other relationships of CHROMISTA (algae)

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