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Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithothamniaceae
Tribe Lithothamnieae
Genus Lithothamnion

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Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie
with a characteristic smooth surface and blunt protuberances. Conceptacles can be seen at the tips of the protuberances; Rowley Shoals, Western Australia. 12 Oct 2018. J.M.Huisman. © J.M.Huisman.

Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie
Lizard Island, Queensland. 18 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley. © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie
Lizard Island, Queensland. 18 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley. © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie
Lizard Island, vertical reef wall overhang, 10m; Queensland. 18 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley. © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie
Lizard Island, Queensland. 18 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley. © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie
Lithothamnion proliferum Cakaulevu Reef Plants. 08 Dec 2004. Peter Skelton. © ORDA and Peter Skelton (skeltonp@bigpond.net.au) and Peter Skelton (skeltonp@bigpond.net.au).

 

Feldmannodora chadefaudii (Feldmann) Chadefaud

Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie Lizard Island, Queensland
© Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com)

Publication details
Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie in Weber-van Bosse & Foslie 1904: 18, fig. 8, pl. I: figs 17-20 (as 'prolifer' )

Published in: Weber-van Bosse, A. & Foslie, M. (1904). The Corallinaceae of the Siboga-Expedition Siboga Expeditie Monographie LXI. pp. 1-77, 32 figs, XVI pls. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lithothamnion is Lithothamnion muelleri Lenormand ex Rosanoff.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Mesophyllum proliferum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Lumu-Lumu shoal (Pulau Lumulumu), Borneo Bank, Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 254). Lectotype: L 943.7-40 (Woelkerling et al. 2005: 335). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Verheij & Woelkerling (1992: 282).

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Key references
Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Woelkerling, W.J., Gustavsen, G., Myklebost, H.E., Prestø, T., Såstad, S.M. (2005). The coralline red algal herbarium of Mikael Foslie: revised catalogue with analyses. Gunneria 77: 1-625.

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