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Millepora tortuosa Esper

Publication details
Millepora tortuosa Esper 1796: 118, pl. Millepora XXII [22]

Published in: Esper, E.J.C. (1796). Fortsetzungen der Pflanzenthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Farben erleuchtet nebst Beschreibungen. Lieferung 5. pp. 117-148, 16 plates [numbered by genus]. N├╝rnberg.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Millepora is .

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tenarea tortuosa (Esper) Me.Lemoine

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Mediterranean Sea Lectotype: no collectors given; no date; FR un-numbered (Woelkerling, Chamberlain & Silva 1985: 322). Notes: Designated by Woelkerling et al. (1985: 322).

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Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Silva, P.C. (1985). A taxonomic and nomenclatural reassessment of Tenarea, Titanoderma and Dermatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) based on studies of type and other critical specimens. Phycologia 24: 317-337, 39 figs, 2 tables.

Key references
Woelkerling, W.J. & Campbell, S.J. (1992). An account of the southern Australian species of Lithophyllum (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 22: 1-107, 63 figs, 13 tables, 4 maps.

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