Millepora tortuosa Esper 1796: 118, pl. Millepora XXII 
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]. Nürnberg.
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).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
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).
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.
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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2018.