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Lithothamnion erythraeum Rothpletz

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithothamniaceae
Tribe Lithothamnieae
Genus Lithothamnion


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Lithothamnion erythraeum Rothpletz
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 12 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Polysiphonia parvula (C.Agardh) Montagne

Sporolithon erythraeum (Rothpletz) Kylin Hawaii; scale is 5 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Lithothamnion erythraeum Rothpletz 1893: 5 (as 'Lithothamnium' )

Published in: Rothpletz, A. (1893). Ueber eine neue Pflanze (Lithothamnium erythraeum n. sp.) des Rothen Meeres. Botanisches Centralblatt 54: 5-6.

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 Sporolithon erythraeum (Rothpletz) Kylin

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: El Tor, Gulf of Suez, Sinai, Egypt (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 479). Lectotype: no collector data; communicavit Dr H. Beckerex herb. Rothpletz [M, according to Stafleu & Cowan 1983: 927]; no date; no habitat data on type. TRH C19-3409 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 477). Notes: Lectotype designated by Foslie (1904a, pl. 5, legend to fig. 1). (Woelkering et al. 2005: ) remark: "Adey et al. 1982: 48 incorrectly suggest that Rothpletz’s type material was possibly destroyed in Berlin bombings].". The same authors give "Lectotype: TRH, C19-3438 (see below)" on p. 477, but TRH C19-3409 as lectotype on p. 480; the latter is likely correct.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.

Created: 23 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 21 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 August 2019.

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