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[APD] green filament algae
There are a variety of non-epiphytic green filament algae that occur in aquariums: so called green-thread algae. Its not Spirogyra;
is it all in the order Cladophorales? The stuff I've commonly seen is like cotton in consistency & texture. There are also some
types that are thicker; so called horse-hair algae which is probably in the Genus Cladophora. I believe the stuff branches
irregularly at right angles to the filament but not sure. That is one of the identification keys.
Here are some filament algae types found in California:
Phylum Chlorophyta (Green Algae)
Acrosiphonia coalita (Ruprecht) Yendo
Tom, is there a good identification key for Chlorophyta (on the Internet)?
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