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.
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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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 22 January 2019.