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Mastophora pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie

Publication details
Mastophora pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie 1903: 25

Published in: Foslie, M. (1903). (Aarsberetning for 1902:) Den botaniske samling. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1902(7): 23-25.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Mastophora is Mastophora licheniformis Decaisne.

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

Basionym
Melobesia pacifica Heydrich

Type information
Type locality: Hawaiian Islands (Woelkerling 1998: 378). Holotype: collector not indicated; date not indicated; PC no. 49a, General Herbarium box collection (non-fossil; filed in non-geniculate coralline type collections cabinet under basionym) (Woelkerling 1998: 378). Notes: Holotype fragment: TRH, no. 49a, includes slides 653, 654 and one unnumbered slide.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), pertaining to the Pacific Ocean.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Melobesia pacifica Heydrich 1901
Lithoporella pacifica (Heyrich) Foslie 1909

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
On dead abalone shell in a tide pool and on a sponge growing at 2-3 m deep; epiphytic on fleshy red algae; type on a Gelidium-like alga; specimens also recorded growing under corals at depths of 2-7 m (Womersley 1996: 251). Occurs on all parts of windward and leeward reefs, as well as on patch reefs, from the intertidal to at least 35 m depth; in some areas, plants occur on open surfaces, but are best developed when protected among the branches of finger and staghorn corals (Keats et al. 2009).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melobesia pacifica Heydrich)
Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Ringeltaube & Harvey 2000).

(as Mastophora pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie)
Africa: South Africa (Keats et al. 2009).

Asia: China (Liu 2008, Xia 2013), China (Hainan Island) (Titlyanova, Titlyanov & Kalita 2014, Titlyanov et al. 2016), Japan (Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Keats et al. 2009, Kato et al. 2011, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Korea (Lee & Kang 2001), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016), Taiwan (Keats et al. 2009).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Verheij & Prud'homme van Reine 1993, Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012), Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013, Titlyanov, Titlyanova & Belous 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Nelson 2012), Papua New Guinea (Littler & Littler 2003), Queensland (Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), Victoria (Womersley 1996), Western Australia (Womersley 1996).

Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003, Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Fiji (South & Skelton 2003), French Polynesia (Payri, N'Yeurt & Orempuller 2000, Keats et al. 2009, N'Yeurt & Payri 2010), Guam (Lobban & Tsuda 2003), Hawaiian Islands (HI) (Huisman, Abbott & Smith 2007), Mariana Islands (Tsuda 2003), Tahiti (Keats et al. 2009).

(as Lithoporella pacifica (Heyrich) Foslie)
Central America: Islas Revillagigedo (Setchell & Gardner 1930).

Asia: China (Tseng 1984).

South-east Asia: Vietnam (Pham-Hoàng 1969, Nguyen et al. 2013).

Australia and New Zealand: Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1993).

Key references
Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Keats, D.W., Maneveldt, G.W., Baba, M., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Lewis, J.E. (2009). Three species of Mastophora (Rhodophyta:Corallinales, Corallinaceae) in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean: M. rosea (C.Agardh) Setchell, M. pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie, and M. multistrata, sp. nov. Phycologia 48(5): 404-422.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

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.

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.

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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References
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Keats, D.W., Maneveldt, G.W., Baba, M., Chamberlain, Y.M. & Lewis, J.E. (2009). Three species of Mastophora (Rhodophyta:Corallinales, Corallinaceae) in the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean: M. rosea (C.Agardh) Setchell, M. pacifica (Heydrich) Foslie, and M. multistrata, sp. nov. Phycologia 48(5): 404-422.

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