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Lithophyllum prototypum (Foslie) Foslie

Publication details
Lithophyllum prototypum (Foslie) Foslie 1905: 129

Published in: Foslie, M. (1905). Remarks on northern lithothamnia. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1905(3): 1-138.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Lithophyllum is Lithophyllum incrustans Philippi.

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

Basionym
Lithothamnion prototypum Foslie

Type information
Type locality: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (Womersley 1996: 227). Holotype: F.Børgesen; in litore [in the littoral zone] paa [on] . TRH A18- 1226 (Womersley 1996: 227).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion prototypum Foslie 1897
Melobesia prototypa (Foslie) Foslie 1898
Dermatolithon prototypum (Foslie) Foslie 1900
Goniolithon prototypum (Foslie) Setchell & Mason 1943
Tenarea prototypa (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
Titanoderma prototypum (Foslie) Woelkerling, Y.M.Chamberlain & P.C.Silva 1985

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithophyllum tessellatum Me.Lemoine 1930
Goniolithon tessellatum (M.Lemoine) Setchell & Mason 1943
Dermatolithon tessellatum (Me.Lemoine) Me.Lemoine 1971
Tenarea tessellata (Lemoine) Littler ex Adey et al. 1982
Titanoderma tessellatum (Me.Lemoine) Woelkerling, Y.M.Chamberlain & P.C.Silva 1985

Distributional notes
Records from the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Galapagos Islands and Hawaii have been confirmed from herbarium specimen studies but records from the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, Florida, Jamaica, Mexico, Midway Island, Panama and Puerto Rico have not been confirmed by Woelkerling & Campbell (1992: 73). - (3 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Found epiphytically on Sporolithon durum and on rock, abalone shells, snails, sponges and bottles at depths of 1-20 m in southern Australia; elsewhere at greater depths and intertidally; (Womersley 1996: 227). On Avrainvillea and Udotea and on mussels, shells, corals and stones (cited in Woelkerling & Campbell 1992: 73).

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Key references
Rebelo, A.C., Rasser, M.W., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R., Neto, A.I. & Avila, S.P. (2014). Rhodolith forming coralline algae in the Upper Miocene of Santa Maria Island (Azores, NE Atlantic): a critical evaluation. Phytotaxa 190(1): 370-382, 4 fig., 1 table.

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.

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.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 31 December 2014 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2018.

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