Hydrolithon decipiens ( ) W.H.Adey
Hydrolithon decipiens (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970: 11
Published in: Adey, W.H. (1970). A revision of the Foslie crustose coralline herbarium. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1: 1-46, 13 figs.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hydrolithon is Hydrolithon reinboldii (Weber Bosse & Foslie) Foslie.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Spongites decipiens (Foslie) Y.M. Chamberlain
Lithothamnion decipiens Foslie
Type locality: California, U.S.A. [San Pedro fide isotype in UC] (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 271). Lectotype: W. A. Setchell 1482; TRH A2-97 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 34). Notes: Chamberlain (1993: 107) gives the following data: Holotype: TRH, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, USA, 5.xii.1896, Setchell 1482. Foslie slide 61; Isotype: UC Plants on part of the same stone as the holotype. Slide (UC) 1482(2). According to Woelkerling et al. (2005: 34): "A presumed isotype in UC (UC, 736372) was mistakenly termed the holotype by Steneck & Paine (1986: 237). Box marked '(konc. lidt større end hos typen [= conceptacles somewhat larger than the type])'. Slide marked 'L. decipiens Fosl., Kalifornia [= California], leg. Setchell'. van der Merwe et al. (2015) obtained a partial rbcL sequence from the isotype (UC 736372) that is part of the same stone bearing TRH A2-97. USA: California: San Diego (INA). California (Prof. W.A. Setchell, coll. no. 1482) (Foslie, 1897: 20). USA: California: San Diego (INA).
Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), deceiving (used of a species closely resembling another) (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
Chamberlain, Y.M. (1993). Observations on the crustose coralline red alga Spongites yendoi (Foslie) comb. nov. in South-Africa and its relationship to S. decipiens (Foslie) comb. nov. and Lithophyllum natalense Foslie. Phycologia 32: 100-115, 56 figs, 1 table.
Kloczcova, N.G. (1996). Flora vodoroslei makrofitov Tatarskogo Proliva i osobennosti ee formirovanija [Macrophyte algal flora of Tatars Gulf (Sea of Japan) and peculiarities of its formation]. pp. 1-289. Vladivostock: Dalnauka. [in Russian]
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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 25 August 2019.