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Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Mesophyllumaceae
Genus Mesophyllum

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Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi
Mesophyllum sphaericum, subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2011, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi
Mesophyllum sphaericum, subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2011, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi
Mesophyllum sphaericum, subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2011, Ignacio Bárbara . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi
Mesophyllum sphaericum, subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2011, Ignacio Bárbara" . Ignacio Bárbara. © Igancio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi
Mesophyllum sphaericum, subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2011, Ignacio Bárbara" . Ignacio Bárbara. © Igancio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi
Mesophyllum sphaericum, subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2011, Ignacio Bárbara" . Ignacio Bárbara. © Igancio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi
Galicia, Ría de Arousa, subtidal (5 m), 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

 

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Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi Galicia, Ría de Arousa, subtidal (5 m), 2011
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Mesophyllum sphaericum V.Pena, Bárbara, W.H.Adey, Riosmena-Rodrigues & H.G.Choi in Pena et al. 2011: 914, figs 1, 2

Published in: Peña, V., Adey, W.H., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Jung, M.-Y., Afonso-Carillo, J., Choi, H.-G. & Bárbara, I. (2011). Mesophyllum sphaericum sp. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): a new maerl-forming species from the northeast Atlantic. Journal of Phycology 47(4): 911-927.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mesophyllum is Mesophyllum lichenoides (J.Ellis) Me.Lemoine.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), globose, spherical (Stearn 1973).

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

Habitat notes
Occurs as maerl (rhodoliths) in a unique shallow subtidal maerl bed area (1-5 m depth) mixed with P. calcareum located in the eastern side of Benencia Island (Pena et al. 2011). - (15 Sep 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Holotype locality: Benencia Island, Ria de Arousa, Galicia, Spain (42º36.036' N, 08º52.459' W) (Peña et al. 2011: 917). Holotype: V. Pena and I. Bárbara; 14 October 2008; -3m depth. SANT-algae 21804 (Peña et al. 2011: 917). Notes: Isotypes: SANT-Algae 21805-21828.

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Key references
Cormaci, M., Furnari, G. & Alongi, G. (2017). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta (Rhodymeniophycidae escluse). Bollettino Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania 50(380): 1-391, 53 pls.

Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Hall-Spencer, J.M., Peña, V., Maggs, C.A. & Rindi, F. (2015). Phylogenetic analysis of rhodolith formation in the Corallinales (Rhodophyte). European Journal of Phycology 50(1): 46-61.

Created: 15 September 2011 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 20 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Peña, V., Adey, W.H., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Jung, M.-Y., Afonso-Carillo, J., Choi, H.-G. & Bárbara, I. (2011). Mesophyllum sphaericum sp. nov. (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): a new maerl-forming species from the northeast Atlantic. Journal of Phycology 47(4): 911-927.

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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 26 June 2019.

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