Melobesia calcarea ( )
Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey 1849: 110
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin
Millepora calcarea Pallas
Neotype locality: Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, England Neotype: W. F. Farnham; 11 Dec 1983; BM Box 1626. Isoneotypes: BM, LTB (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212). Notes: Chamberlain & Irvine (1994) recommend consulting Woelkerling & Irvine (1986a: figs 1,15) for more information on the neotype of this species.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Woelkerling, W.J. (1998). Lamarck's nullipores. In: Non-geniculate Coralline Red Algae and the Paris Muséum: Systematics and Scientific History. (Woelkerling, W.J. & Lamy, D. Eds), pp. 101-404. Paris: Publications Scientifiques du Muséum/A.D.A.C.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Melobesia&species=calcarea
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Melobesia&Species=calcarea
Created: 22 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 August 2005 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.