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Titanoderma mediterraneum (Foslie) Woelkerling

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithophyllaceae
Subfamily Lithophylloideae
Tribe Dermatolitheae
Genus Titanoderma

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Titanoderma mediterraneum (Foslie) Woelkerling
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Titanoderma mediterraneum (Foslie) Woelkerling
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Titanoderma mediterraneum (Foslie) Woelkerling
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Publication details
Titanoderma mediterraneum (Foslie) Woelkerling 1988: 111

Published in: Woelkerling, W.J. (1988). The Coralline Red Algae: an analysis of the genera and subfamilies of nongeniculate Corallinaceae. pp. i-xi, 1-268, 259 figs, tables numbered by chapter. London & Oxford: British Museum (Natural History) & Oxford University Press.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Titanoderma is Titanoderma pustulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Nägeli.

Basionym
Litholepis mediterranea Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Banyuls-sur-Mer, Pyrénées Orientales, France (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 141). Holotype: Sauvageau; vi.1906; somewhat exposed place. TRH A16-1009 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 141).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), Mediterranean Sea (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Litholepis mediterranea Foslie 1906
Melobesia mediterranea (Foslie) Me.Lemoine 1924
Lithoporella mediterranea (Foslie) Adey 1970

Taxonomic notes
Taxon inquirendum (Furnari, pers. comm.); nothing is said in the protologue about cell connections between filaments, and the type has yet to be re-examined to determine whether cell fusions or secondary pits occur Woelkerling, pers. comm.). - (28 Feb 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Verified by: 28 February 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 13 December 2018.

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