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Lithoporella pacifica (Heyrich) Foslie

Publication details
Lithoporella pacifica (Heyrich) Foslie 1909: 59

Published in: Foslie, M. (1909). Algologiske notiser VI. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1909(2): 1-63.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithoporella is Lithoporella melobesioides (Foslie) Foslie.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mastophora pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie

Basionym
Melobesia pacifica Heydrich

Type information
Type locality: Hawaiian Islands (Woelkerling 1998: 378). Holotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; PC no. 49a, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym) (Woelkerling 1998: 378). Notes: Holotype fragment: TRH, no. 49a, includes slides 653, 654 and one unnumbered slide.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithoporella pacifica (Heyrich) Foslie)
Central America: Islas Revillagigedo (Setchell & Gardner 1930).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Nguyen et al. 2013).

Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1993).

Key references
Keats, D.W., Maneveldt, G.W., Baba, M., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Lewis, J.E. (2009). Three species of Mastophora (Rhodophyta:Corallinales, Corallinaceae) in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean: M. rosea (C.Agardh) Setchell, M. pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie, and M. multistrata, sp. nov. Phycologia 48(5): 404-422.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 May 2019.

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