Sporolithon erythraeum (Rothpletz) Kylin Hawaii; scale is 5 mm
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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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sporolithon erythraeum (Rothpletz) Kylin
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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.