Lithothamnion membranaceum ( )
Lithothamnion membranaceum (Esper) Foslie 1898: 7
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux
Corallina membranacea Esper
Type locality: West coast of France (Dawson 1960: 8). Lectotype: Esper, 1796, Corallina Tab. XII, figs 2, 3, and 4: Upper right specimen on unnumberd sheet labelled Melobesia membranacea by Lamouroux (epitype) CN sine numero (Woelkerling & Chamberlain 2007: 233). Notes: Woelkerling and Chamberlain (2007) note that the neotype of Chamberlain (1985) has to be superseded because the ICBN rules governing the selection of types have changed
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), membranous (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Distribution by country
South America: Brazil (Taylor 1930).
Source of synonymy
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1991). Southern Australian species of Melobesia (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 30: 507-533, 37 figs, 2 tables.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Lithothamnion&species=membranaceum
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Lithothamnion&Species=membranaceum
Created: 08 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 09 April 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.