Lithothamnion foecundum Kjellman 1883: 131, pl. 5: figs 11-19
Published in: Kjellman, F.R. (1883). Norra Ishafvets algflora [Northern Arctic Ocean algalflora]. Vega-expeditionens Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser 3: 1-431, pls 1-31.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Leptophytum foecundum (Kjellman) W.H.Adey
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fruitful, fertile (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Kara Sea: Actinia Bay at 76º8' N 90º25'E and Uddebay (east coast of Novaja Zemlya) at 74.5ºN (Athanasiadis & Adey 2006: 90). Holotype: F.R. Kjellman; On pebbles and stones. UPS unnumbered (Athanasiadis & Adey 2006: 90). Notes: Holotype labeled 'Lithothamnion foecundum orig. ex.' and including five slides B3: 96-B3100 labeled 'Lithothamnion foecundum Kariska havet...'.
Source of current name
Adey, W.H. (1966). The genera Lithothamnium, Leptophytum (nov. gen.) and Phymatolithon in the Gulf of Maine. Hydrobiologia 28: 321-370, 112 figs, tables I-VI.
Kjellman, F.R. (1885 '1883'). The algae of the Arctic Sea. A survey of the species, together with an exposition of the general characters and the development of the flora. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 20(5): 1-351, 31 pls.
Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.
Zinova, A.D. (1955). Opredelitel burykh vodoroslej severnykh morej SSSR [Determination book of the red algae of the northern seas of the USSR]. pp. 1-219 [+ 1], 169 figs. Moscow & Leningrad: Akad. Nauk SSSR.
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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 24 September 2018.