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Lobophora rickeri Kraft

Publication details
Lobophora rickeri Kraft 2009: 210, 336, fig. 67A-J

Published in: Kraft, G.T. (2009). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 2. Brown algae. pp. [i-iv], v-vi, 1-364, 107 figs. Erratum of fig. 73 from vol. 1. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study and CSIRO Publishing.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lobophora is Lobophora nigrescens J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Wistari Reef, southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia (Kraft 2009: 336). Holotype: R.W. Ricker & G. Norbury; 22 Nov. 1982; 9 m, on encrusting coralline algae along the central NE reef slope. MELU KA-00355 (Kraft 2009: 336). Notes: Epitype (designated by Vieira et al. 2016: 700): Australia, Lord Howe Island, G.W. Saunders GWS022754 (UNB); "Because the holotype of Lobophora rickeri at MELU was kept in formaldehyde, impeding DNA sequencing, and due to cryptic diversity, the type material associated with this name is demonstrably ambiguous and cannot be critically identified. It is therefore necessary to select an epitype, which is consistent with the original description and material of this name."

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Key references
Vieira, C., Camacho, O., Wynne, M.J., Mattio, L., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., Sansón, M., D'hondt, S., Leliaert, F., Fredericq, S. & Payri, C. (2016). Shedding new light on old algae: Matching names and sequences in the brown algal genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Taxon 65(4): 689–707.

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