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Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Hapalidiaceae
Subfamily Melobesioideae
Genus Melobesia

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Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
subtidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
subtidal with Saccorhiza polyschides, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
subtidal with Zanardinia typus, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
subtidal, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
subtidal, Ría de Vigo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
subtidal with Mesophyllum lichenoides, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
with tetrasporagia, Peinzás, North of Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
subtidal with Laminaria ochroleuca, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter
subtidal with Mesophyllum lichenoides, Barizo, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

 

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Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza subtidal with Laminaria ochroleuca, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Melobesia expansa (Philippi) Endlichter 1843: 49

Published in: Endlicher, S.L. (1843). Mantissa botanica altera. Sistens genera plantarum supplementum tertium. pp. [i-vi], 1-111. Vindobonae [Vienna]: apud Fridericum Beck, Universitatis Bibliopolam.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mesophyllum expansum (Philippi) Cabioch & M.L.Mendoza

Basionym
Lithophyllum expansum Philippi

Type information
Type locality: Sicily (Athanasiadis & Neto 2010: 334). Lectotype: L 943.7-84 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 200). Notes: According to INA and Cabioch & Mendoza (2003), the type locality is not given. Woelkerling (1983: 307, fig. 4) designates the original collection of L expansum, consisting of two pieces of thallus, as the lectotype. Athanasiadis & Neto select the larger specimen.

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), expanded, spread out (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Verified by: 04 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2018.

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