Lithothamnion pacificum f. crassiusculum ( )
Lithothamnion pacificum f. crassiusculum (Foslie) Foslie 1906: 10 (as 'crassiuscula' )
Published in: Foslie, M. (1906). Algologiske notiser II. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1906(2): 1-28.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum crassiusculum (Foslie) Lebednik
Lectotype locality: White's Point, near San Pedro, California (Setchell & Mason 1943: 93). Lectotype: W.A. Setchell (#1149); December 1895; Growing on pebbles (moving freely with the waves) in tide pools and in a small inlet in the reef. TRH B15-2379 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 318). Notes: According to Setchell & Mason (1943: 93), this entity was based on two specimens from California: White's Point, near San Pedro, and a second from San Pedro itself. The first was selected as the lectotype by the authors and the second was the basis for Lithothamnion aculeiferum Setchell & L.R. Mason. Athanasiadis et al. (2004) note that there are paratypes in UC (736373, 736367)
Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Homotypic synonym of Mesophyllum crassiusculum (Foslie) Lebednik.
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A., Lebednik, P. & Adey, W.H. (2004). The genus Mesophyllum (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) on the northern Pacific coast of North America. Phycologia 43: 126-165.
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Verified by: 18 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 April 2019.