Green algae is a staple of the diet of frogs and many other amphibians as well as lizards, various kinds of fish, mussels, amoebas and paramecium. The scientific name of green algae is Pediastrum boryanum. It prefers to grow in warm, wet habitats.
Green algae is an autotrophic organism. This means that it can make its own food in the same way as green plants. This makes it very desirable to animals that consume plants as part of their diet because the nutrients produced by green algae are needed for proper metabolic operation in animals that are consumers.