Lithothamnion erinaceum Melbourne & J.
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.
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.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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
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
This is a marine species.
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.
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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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.