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Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Hapalidiales
Family Hapalidiaceae
Subfamily Melobesioideae
Genus Melobesia

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Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
upper subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
upper subtidal, Ría de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, 2012. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
Roundstone, Co. Galway; with Butterfish (Pholis gunnellus). 24 Oct 2010. Louise Scally. © Louise Scally (lscally@biodiversityresearch.ie).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
Trá an Dóiín, an Cheathrú Rua, Connemara; coral strand. 05 May 2008. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; collection of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey
Iles de Glenán, Brittany, France; colelction of maerl for agricultural purposes. 10 Jun 1972. Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk). © Gerald Blunden (gerald.blunden@port.ac.uk).

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Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine Trá an Dóilín, an Cheathrú Rua, Conemara; cast fragments on a coral strand (beach)
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Melobesia calcarea (Pallas) Harvey 1849: 108

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). A manual of the British marine algae: containing generic and specific descriptions of all the known British species of sea-weeds. With plates to illustrate all the genera. pp. [i]-lii, [1]-252, 27 pls. London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melobesia is Melobesia membranacea (Esper) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phymatolithon calcareum (Pallas) W.H.Adey & D.L.McKibbin ex Woelkering & L.M.Irvine

Basionym
Millepora calcarea Pallas

Type information
Neotype locality: Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, England (Chamberlain & Irvine 1994: 212). Neotype: W.F. Farnham; 11.xii.1983; subtidal. BM Box 1626 (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. Isoneotypes: BM, LTB

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1973).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Athanasiadis (2016: 241) lists Harvey "1846: xxiii" as the first apearance of this name. However, p. xxxii of Phycologia britannica was published after 30 July 1851. INA gives "Ner. austr." 101 as the origin of the name. Neres australis has not been definitively dated but appears "before Nov. 1849" [TL-2]. Harvey's Manual, ed. 2 also has not been deinitively dated but appeared around October 1849 [TL-2]. - (2 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Woelkerling, W.J. & Irvine, L.M. (1986). The typification and status of Phymatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 21: 55-80, 18 figs.

Key references
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.

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