Here is an overview of the systematic groups of the freshwater organisms that have been found so far. Many animals whose larvae live mainly in the water eg. dragonflies etc. are living outside of the water when adult. These creatures are listed as well as those plants which occur at the littoral zone.
The classification for microscopic organisms is mainly based on the German book "Das Leben im Wassertropfen", although the classification given there is not by all means "state of the art". Further literature which is consulted is listed here.
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gomphonema___sp. gyrosigma_sp. collotheka_hell_1gut
radiophrys_sp._1a acanthocystis__sp.2l coleochaetra_pulvinata20
taxonomic groups
(CYANO-) BACTERIA
ALGAE
diatoms
euglenids
green algae
zygnematales
other algae
other non-flowering plants
flowering plants
PROTISTS
PORIFERS
COELENTERATES
"WORMS"
rotifers
other worms
MOLLUSCS
bivalvia
slugs
ARTHROPODS
crustaceans
spiders
insects
TARDIGRADA
BRYOZOANS
VERTEBRATES
 
 
 
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