Lithothamnion polymorphum , nom. illeg.
Lithothamnion polymorphum Areschoug 1852: 524, nom. illeg.
Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1852). Ordo XII. Corallineae. In: Species genera et ordines algarum....Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. (Agardh, J.G. Eds), pp. 506-576. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: superfluous substitute name. - (2 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Although the name refers nomenclaturally to Phymatolithon calcareum, records under this name generally refer to Phymatolithon purpureum.
This is a marine species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithothamnion polymorphum Areschoug)
Europe: Balearic Islands (Rodríguez y Femenías 1889, Navarro & Bellón 1945), Britain (Newton 1931), Channel Islands (Lyle 1920), Ireland (Cotton 1912), Norway (Jaasund 1965), Portugal (Ardré 1970), Spain (Lázaro Ibiza 1889), Sweden (Kylin 1944).
Antarctic and the subantarctic islands: Fuegia (Papenfuss 1964).
Source of current name
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Determination book of the red algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-219 [+ 1], 169 figs. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.
Created: 08 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2018.