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Hydrolithon cymodoceae (Foslie) Penrose

Publication details
Hydrolithon cymodoceae (Foslie) Penrose 1992: 89, figs 1-30

Published in: Penrose, D. (1992). Hydrolithon cymodoceae (Foslie) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) in southern Australia and its relationships to Fosliella. Phycologia 31: 89-100, 30 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hydrolithon is Hydrolithon reinboldii (Weber Bosse & Foslie) Foslie.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Melobesia cymodoceae Foslie

Type information
Type locality: Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1991: 527). Lectotype: F. v. Mueller; 1862; "paa blade af [= on blades of] Cymodocea antarctica". TRH A15-797 (Veiga, A.J., J. Cremades & I. Bárbara (1997): 116). Notes: Designated by Adey & Lebednik (1967: 32).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melobesia cymodoceae Foslie 1901
Heteroderma cymodoceae (Foslie) Foslie 1909
Fosliella cymodoceae (Foslie) P.L.Jones & Woelkerling 1984

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996: 236), the name Melobesia triplex has been misapplied to this species by Heydrich (1902: 473 (type locality: near Fort-Dauphin [Taolanaro], Madagascar)

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Found growing predominantly on leaves and stems of the seagrass, Amphibolis antarctica; also found growing on the brown alga, Acrocarpia paniculata (Turner) Areschoug (Penrose 1992: 95).

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Key references
Penrose, D.L. (1996). Genus Hydrolithon (Foslie) Foslie 1909: 55. In: The Marine benthic flora of South Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 255-266. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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References
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Penrose, D. (1992). Hydrolithon cymodoceae (Foslie) comb. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) in southern Australia and its relationships to Fosliella. Phycologia 31: 89-100, 30 figs.

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