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Lithothamnion compactum Kjellman

Publication details
Lithothamnion compactum Kjellman 1883: 101, 132, pl. 6: figs 8-12

Published in: Kjellman, F.R. (1883). Norra Ishafvets algflora [Northern Arctic Ocean algalflora]. Vega-expeditionens Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser 3: 1-431, pls 1-31.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Clathromorphum compactum (Kjellman) Foslie

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), compact (Stearn 1973).

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

Distributional notes
Chamberlain in Irvine & Chamberlain (1994: 224) has examined the specimen (BM) upon which the Clew Bay, Ireland record is based (Lemoine, 1913: 125; Newton, 1931: 312) and reidentified it as Phymatolithon lamii.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Karmakul Bay, Novaya Zemlya (Yoshida 1998: 551). Lectotype: Kjellman; 26.vi.1875; no habitat data on type. TRH C20-3470 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 485). Notes: fide Woelkerling 1988: 161.

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Source of current name
Foslie, M. (1898). Systematical survey of the Lithothamnia. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1898(2): 1-7.

Key references
Adey, W.H., Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Johnson, G. & Gabrielson, P.W. (2015). DNA sequencing, anatomy, and calcification patterns support a monophyletic, subarctic, carbonate reef-forming Clathromorphum (Hapalidiaceae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 51(1): 189-203.

Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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 25 September 2018.

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