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BioImages BioImages ( has 884 images of CHROMISTA (algae)

NBN NBN ( has the UK distribution map of CHROMISTA (algae)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Kingdom)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
CERCOZOA Desportes & Ginsburger-Vogel, 1977 (a phylum of protozoans) Phylum 9 subtaxa 3 29
CILIOPHORA (a phylum of chromist protozoans) Phylum 25 subtaxa 17 15
CRYPTOPHYTA Cavalier-Smith, 1986 (cryptomonads) Phylum   1  
LABYRINTHULOMYCOTA Whittaker (slime nets) Phylum 2 subtaxa 6 4
MYZOZOA Cavalier-Smith & Chao (a phylum of protozoans) Phylum 2 subtaxa    
DINOPHYCEAE Fritsch, 1927 (dinoflagellates) Class 2 subtaxa 9 4
OCHROPHYTA Cavalier-Smith, 1995 (a phylum of chromists) Phylum 44 subtaxa 56 121
OOMYCOTA Arx (a group of mainly plant-parasitic fungi) Phylum 178 subtaxa 188 840
(Chlorophyta/Xanthophyta) (filamentous alga sp) Informal 34 subtaxa 39 88

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

General Works

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - RBG(K): Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - RBG(K)
Algae Algae
Morris, I., 1967 An Introduction to the Algae


McNeill, J.; Barrie, F. R.; Buck, W. R. et al., eds., 2012 International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN)

Freshwater and Terrestrial

Canter-Lund, H. & Lund, J.W.G, 1995 Freshwater Algae: their microscopic world explored


Australian Systematic Botany Journal
Cryptogamie Algologie (Cryptogamie, Algol.,) Journal
The Phycologist Journal
Journal of Ecology (J. Ecology) Journal
Journal of Phycology (J. Phycol.) Journal
Journal of Plankton Research (J. Plankton Res.) Journal
Polish Botanical Journal Journal


Michael Guiry's Seaweed Site: Michael Guiry's Seaweed Site


Botanical Dermatology Database (BoDD): (Allergens) Botanical Dermatology Database (BoDD)


Microscope discussion group: Microscope discussion group
Marson, J.E., 1983 Practical Microscopy

Regional studies

Lund, J.W.G., 1961 The Algae of the Malham Tarn district


The British Phycological Society: The British Phycological Society

CHROMISTA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with CHROMISTA:

(live, corticolous) live, corticolous is grazed by larva (yonug) Labidostomis tridentata - a leaf beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Cox, M.L., 2007
is grazed by Rissoidae - a family of prosobranch marine snails (Littorinimorpha) Major Graham, A., 1971
is grazed by Patella - rock limpets (Patellogastropoda: Patellidae) Graham, A., 1971
is grazed by Trochidae - topshells (Archaeogastropoda) Graham, A., 1971
may be infected and damaged by fruitbody Athelia arachnoidea - a resupinate fungus (Polyporales: Atheliaceae) UK/Ireland Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 [on wood]
is associate of lichenised fruitbody Multiclavula vernalis - Moss Club (Cantharellales: Clavulinaceae) UK/Ireland Watling, R. & Friday, A., 1992
thick growth thick growth is associate of fruitbody Coprinopsis laanii - an inkcap (Agaricales: Psathyrellaceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005


Cox, M.L., 2007 Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland
Graham, A., 1971 British Prosobranch and other operculate gastropod molluscs
Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota
Watling, R. & Friday, A., 1992 Profiles of Fungi No. 44: Multiclavula vernalis (Schwein.) Petersen
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