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Melobesia pacifica Heydrich

Publication details
Melobesia pacifica Heydrich 1901: 529

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1901). Die Lithothamnien des Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 529-545, pl XI.

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 Mastophora pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie

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.

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.

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Source of current name
Foslie, M. (1903). Den botaniske samling. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1902(7): 23-25.

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.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Type collections of non-geniculate corallines housed at the Laboratoire de Cryptogamie (PC). In: Non-geniculate coralline red algae and the Paris Muséum: systematics and scientific history. (Woelkerling, W.J. Eds), pp. 279-404. Paris: Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle / ADAC.

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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