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Lithothamnion erinaceum Melbourne & J.Brodie

Publication details
Lithothamnion erinaceum Melbourne & J.Brodie in Melbourne et al. 2017: 182, figs 3, 7-9, 11

Published in: Melbourne, L.A., Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Russell, S. & Brodie, J. (2017). There is more to maerl than meets the eye: DNA barcoding reveals a new species in Britain, Lithothamnion erinaceum sp. nov. (Hapalidiales, Rhodophyta). Europ. J. Phycol. 52(2): 166-178, 11 fig., 4 tables.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), prickly or hedgehog-like.

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

Distributional notes
North Atlantic, distributed around Scotland and north England (east coast). Also known in Northern Ireland, Iceland, Norway and British Columbia (Melbourne et al., 2017: 172 citing Pardo et al., 2014). - (4 Jul 2017) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Marine, encrusting on rock, on west coast found in shallow subtidal areas to 11 m deep (Pardo et al., 2014, BOLD database) while on the east coast mid-shore to lower intertidal on rocks and in pools (Melbourne et al., 2017: 172). - (4 Jul 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Holotype locality: Loch Creran, Oban, Scotland. (Melbourne et al. 2017: 172). Holotype: Andrew Mogg; 13/10/2014; 9.6 m deep in sheltered bay. BM 001150576 (Melbourne et al. 2017: 172, fig. 3). Notes: Holotype: OB25. Isotype: OB12, BM001150563.

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Key references
Pardo, C., López, L., Peña, V., Hernández-Kantún, J., Le Gall, L., Bárbara, I. & Barreiro, R. (2014). A multilocus species delimitation reveals a striking number of species of coralline algae forming maerl in the OSPAR Maritime Area. PLoS ONE 9(8): .

Created: 11 June 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 23 January 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Melbourne, L.A., Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Russell, S. & Brodie, J. (2017). There is more to maerl than meets the eye: DNA barcoding reveals a new species in Britain, Lithothamnion erinaceum sp. nov. (Hapalidiales, Rhodophyta). Europ. J. Phycol. 52(2): 166-178, 11 fig., 4 tables.

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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 20 September 2018.

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