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Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithophyllaceae
Subfamily Lithophylloideae
Tribe Lithophylleae
Genus Lithophyllum

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Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

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Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich Palau Islands, West Pacific, 1 m deep
© Palau International Coral Reef Center

Publication details
Lithophyllum pygmaeum (Heydrich) Heydrich 1897: 412

Published in: Heydrich, F. (1897). Melobesiae. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 15: 403-420, pl. XVIII [18].
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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 pygmaeum Heydrich

Type information
Type locality: Tami Islands, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 250). Lectotype: Bamler; date not determined; PC (apparently missing); designated by Verheij, 1993: 43 (see also Verheij, 1994: 103) (Woelkerling 1998: 361).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pygmy, dwarf (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion pygmaeum Heydrich 1897
Lithophyllum moluccense f. pygmaeum (Heydrich) Foslie 1901

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Lithothamnion moluccense Foslie 1897
Lithothamnion tamiense Heydrich 1897
Lithophyllum moluccense (Foslie) Foslie 1901
Lithophyllum torquescens Foslie 1901
Lithophyllum moluccense f. flabelliforme Foslie 1901
Lithophyllum moluccense f. torquescens (Foslie) Foslie 1904
Lithophyllum tamiense (Heydrich) Verheij 1994

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus II Rhodophyta No. IV Corallinales . pp. [1-8], i-xix, 1-147, pls I-V. Beijing: Science Press.

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