Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie Lizard Island, Queensland
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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.
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).
Mesophyllum proliferum (Foslie) W.H.Adey 1970
This is a marine species.
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).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lithothamnion proliferum Foslie)
Africa: Madagascar (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993).
Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Fiji (N'Yeurt, South & Keats 1996, South & Skelton 2003, Littler & Littler 2003, Skelton & South 2007), New Caledonia (Payri 2007), Samoa (Skelton & South 2007).
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.
Created: 01 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 April 2019.